FREE LINE 03 - Page 143



Springing into the Valley
1
4
2
5
3
6
do the business with the camera. We
hoisted her aloft, and on the scales
she pulled the needle round to 29lb
2oz. Although not quite 30, she was a
lovely looking specimen, and in the
brightness of the sun, she looked
awesome. I certainly wasn’t complaining, and Wes did a sterling job
with the camera in some tricky light
conditions.
I decided to move camp round to
this swim after a few more hours of
surface fishing because the margin to
my right was a definite avenue of
travel for the carpy inhabitants, and it
provided me a good opportunity to
set a trap for them under the hours of
1. Out she goes to the spot, stealth and cunning, two can play that game!
2. A gentle tip and the spoon deposits its contents right on the money.
3. The cast is to the hole in the canopy to the left of the reeds - note both nets at the
ready!
4. The swim was fringed with these beautiful yellow irises.
5. The cheeky little mouse munching on a caster.
6. The mouse clambering up my rod after nearly drowning!
darkness. It also gave me the opportunity of getting a really good presentation, as the weed did not penetrate
the canopy of overhanging branches.
With the sun’s trajectory getting
lower in the sky, and the onset of
evening, I got two rods in prime spots
along the margin and launched the
third out on a chod rig using some
new stiff mono material on test from
Nash Tackle, to an area that appeared
a trifle less congested with weed than
the rest. The choddy was baited with
a Scopex Squid Red 15mm pop-up,
glugged to the max in the boilie dip,
and this had proved successful on
here already, so I was confident on
that rod. The two margin rods were
fished with my new peach flavoured
bait; one was fished with a segment
FREE LINE 143

Paperturn



Powered by


Full screen Click to read
Paperturn flipbook
Search
Overview
Download as PDF
Print
Shopping cart
Full screen
Exit full screen