Joe Biggin, Lovell's Day Water
Posted on 14th May 2018 at 21:23
On the road 05.20, weather looking good, roads not busy at all, nice start to the day. Arrived at Lovell`s Lake 06.00. This is a day water near Tattersall lakes. The sun rising with wind blowing down the lake towards our swim. The lake is well tree lined, with lily beds and snaggy areas where overgrown and broken branches hang into the water. Depth around 8-14 foot with a gravel bar across our swim around 25 yards across. The swims are cut out but need some TLC to bring them back to the sort of standards that today's anglers require.
We had a double swim and decided where we were going to fish and what tactics to use prior to getting everything ready. There was plenty of small fish movement around this area and hopefully it wouldn't be too long before we started landing carp on the bank.
I set up using two rods, the left one 15lb with drop lead system and short 6inch blow back rig topped with Successful Baits Nasty Shrimp boilie with pink pop up. Tested this prior to adding any weight if needed, sat lovely. To attract carp around the baited area I used funnel tube loaded with pre-soaked pellets in Successful Baits Nasty Shrimp activator overnight. This breaks down well and spreads around the hook bait, due to threading the tubing down the hook link. Alarm set that one sorted. Second rod was completed same as the left, but used Successful Baits CalaFruitti with two plastic corn. Again these boilies were pre-activated with their range of activators for all range supplied. This was fished 25 yards directly in front on a gravel bar with scattered boilies around the area to draw them in.
Uwe had set his rods up and we were settling down to a brew and setting our seating position to get best sun as it rose above the tree line on our left.
Not 20 minutes later he had his first take from the gravel bar. This fish fought well and with being a double swim he had to be careful of other lines. In the net and on the bank nice dark looking common.
Five minutes later my right hand rod, off the gravel bar, roared into action, but felt strange bringing to bank. It turned out the hook, with all the twisting, had gone in the bottom lip and line had wrapped and tangled around the full lip. Another dark Common few marks on one side.
Around lunch there was action on my left hand rod with a strange take, the alarm indicating then stop starting. I decided something wasn't right and lifted the rod. On bringing in line there was nothing, then the line went tight and the fish appeared on the surface under my other rod tip. A very weird take, but just goes to show, one bleep or strange takings should not be neglected.
Action stopped for few hours so the time was spent watching robins and ducks taking pickings of the bank. Uwe had another a few hours later but missed another two during the day.
Time goes quickly and session ended around 15.00, by this time a few more anglers had graced the bank and too many lines were now in the water.
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