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My 2011 Season
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I had set the alarm for 5.30am Sunday morning and put the kettle on.
Then I watched the water and listened to Keith Arthur’s Fisherman’s
Blues. It wasn’t long before the carp
started to show pretty much everyw h e r e. I t w a s l o o k i n g g o o d f o r
another bite, but that didn’t happen
due the clown next door casting into
my swim. Don’t you just love day
ticket waters? I was later advised that
there were 19 anglers on Kingfisher
Lake Sunday night in only nine acres
of water! Over the two days only two
fish came out and I had caught one of
them so I had to be happy with that.
My next session was around two
weeks later on Tuesday 17th and
Wednesday 18th May. I arrived really
early at around 8am. I was hoping to
fish Swan Lake and praying it wasn’t
too busy, but more importantly that
the Z Fish still hadn’t been caught
yet. The wind was blowing a soft
southwesterly and most swims were
taken at the end where the wind was
blowing into. There was only one
(Top) International Rescue required.
(Below) The Secret Lake, 31lb 4oz.
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angler fishing down the other end on
the road side of the lake so I went to
have a chat with him. After chatting
with him for a short while I had found
out that he had turned up at first light
and had seen carp showing at this
end, and after being there a further 30
minutes I had seen carp showing
myself. My first swim was too weedy,
but I did fish it from 10am to 3pm with
three choddies, as there were fish in
the area, however nothing happened.
I moved a short distance just around
the corner but it’s in a similar area
and the carp were still there. I cast a
light lead around for a short while to
find some spots to fish.
Swan Lake is 12 acres with around
80 carp. An average week will produce five carp so it’s a difficult day
ticket water. This time I had two
choddies and one snowman rig out
and I was fishing two new baits this
time from Mistral Baits. The first was
the i40 red, which is the normal i40
with robin red added to it, and other

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