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My Winter Success Off The Beaten Track
the rod but could feel that horrible
grating feeling. The next thing I could
hear was splashing against the island,
and then I realised it had taken me
under the bushes that hang off the
island. I tried everything to free it, but
it wouldn’t move. There was only one
thing – the boat. I then thought what
happened last time! This time would
different, and after a lot of spinning
around in circles in the dark I could
see the fish. Straight away I knew it
was the Long Common. I thought –
you are not getting away this time! I
managed to get the net under it, so I
bit my line and the fish was safely in
the net. Oh, and how pleased was I?
Once back on dry land the weighing
and self-takes were done, and I was
then happy to see it swim freely away.
That was the only fish of that night. I
was gutted to pack up so early but
pleased I had broken the Sunday
night curse.
I was more than happy to be
returning the next Sunday full of confidence. This time I managed to get
up just after dinner and knew where
to go. The rods were all set up ready.
Just as I was thinking about sorting
some tea out, I got a bleep. I looked at
the rod and could see the line pulling
tight. I soon had the rod in my hand,
pulling it away from any snags on the
island. Within a few minutes it was
rolling over the net – what a feeling! I
let it rest in the net while I got things
sorted and it was another mirror, this
time 26lb dead on. How happy was I?
I really knew all the hard work I had
put in over the last few months was
really starting to pay off. I’d had to
miss the next week again, but I had
planned to do my first 48-hour session
the following weekend. Things didn’t
go to plan, as I decided it would be a
good idea to put a kitchen knife
through my finger. This meant a trip
to A&E, and then next day on the
operating table having my tendons
and nerves stitched back together. I
really cannot explain how sick I felt –
something I had worked so hard for
just gone. Being stuck in a splint for
eight weeks meant that for my safety,
and the fish’s safety, I was unable to
fish. I just had to sit at home thinking
what if, but hey, that’s life. Just
remember, leave the kitchen stuff to
women! I hope you have enjoyed my
winter success story as much as I did
writing it. Tight lines, and don’t forget can change
your fishing. Ssssshhhhh
Thanks for reading my story, Earl
Knights. n
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Answer the simple question:
What species of fish is
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c) Mirror Carp
Closing date 1st November 2017
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Net Weight
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Pre-set Speed Options 50%, 60%, 70%, 80%, 100%
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Charging Time
5hrs (10AH Battery) 10hrs (20AH Battery)
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