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Is Spring Finally Arriving?
deserved.
With the photos done I returned to
my swim to make a coffee and warm
up, as it was bloody freezing, even
with a warm southwesterly. While sitting there I was sure I saw another
fish roll over at long range in Trumptons, and with that I decided that in
the morning I would be moving back
into there. I got my head down for a
few hours but after bite time the next
morning I packed up and moved
round.
I positioned the rods on the same
spots as I had the week previously
with a scattering of broken freebies
over each rod, and within an hour or
so I was fishing again. I then set up
the remainder of my kit, made a brew
and sat watching the water for the
rest of the day. Other than a few tench
rolling out in front of the Curly just on
dark I didn’t see anything for the balance of the day. The night passed
without any shows by the carp, but
the tench were pretty active with
them showing well into the late
hours.
(Top) After a night in the Snags, I
moved back round to Trumptons.
(Below) John with his first Car Park
carp at 25lb 6oz.
I was up the following morning just
as it started to get light in the hope
that there may be a show or two early
on, but as the day progressed nothing
gave itself away and before I knew it
the day was over and the light levels
were fading fast. At a little after 6.15
there was a definite carp show out at
about 30yds just to the left of the
pylon. John Elmer had set up during
the afternoon in Waiting Mans, which
was to my left, and during the
evening he came and had a few
brews with me while we talked about
all things carpy.
At around ten John went back to
his rods to watch the water for a bit,
and once he left I decided to cook
myself a bacon toastie. It was while I
was doing this that I heard a highpitched whistling noise. At first I
thought it was my stove playing up,
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