10 May 2010
Karl was the first to catch and he landed a couple of small roach and a small tench from the swim next to be. I decided to fish a small patch of reeds in the middle of the pond which were constantly knocking about where the tench were moving through them. At about 12.00 the float finally slid away and I was in. I landed a small but perfectly formed tench of around 2-3lb. It put up a great fight on light tackle and reminded me of what tench fishing is all about. Can’t wait to do some more tench fishing this summer at some gravel pits I have in mind. I will keep you posted.
9 May 2010
My third session at Chertsey came about quickly. I planned to use the same rigs that I had previously caught the common on during my last trip. The session was to be a long three day trip. On my first night I caught a bream which woke me up at 2am (Yuk). The session passed quickly and another bream went in the net and on the last day a double figure pike caught on a boilie! It was one of those sessions that didn't go to plan and I felt that I wasn't fishing at my best. As soon as I arrived the south westerly wind changed to a north east which brought the bad cold weather with it. I settled in the swim that I had previously caught my common which was a mistake. It seemed as though the fish were holding up in the deeper water. Steve the bailiff had a great 26lb common so they were still on the feed. I hope to get back down there as soon as possible so will update you on my next trip.