We had a quick walk around the lake and chose an area set down the bank between 2 banks of reeds to get out of the wind.
Paul set up and plumbed the depth of water so he could start off by fishing tight to the bottom. He was using maggots and got into fish from the off, Roach and Rudd coming to the net on a regular basis.
After about 2 hours fishing we started to get signs of Carp moving into the swim, sure enough, Paul started to get small Carp of up to about 10oz pushing the Roach and Rudd out of the way and snaffling his bait.
We tried fishing up in the water as the fish came on the feed and were hitting the bait as it dropped through the water, this kept the fish coming to the net thick and fast. As we sprayed maggots on the surface we were watching the Carp come to the top and grab them, it was like watching ravenous Pirahnas on the rampage!
After a few hours, the sun was setting and it was time to pack away. A very pleasant evening in good company with plenty of fish to cap it off.
The following week we were back, this time on the Feeder.
After a walk around the lake we chose the far end so we could fish across the bottom corner towards the reeds.
We went over setting up and rig safety and mixing groundbait, using additives etc. We chose a spot to cast to and how to use a line clip so Paul hit the same mark every time. After a couple of casts to get some bait out Paul was into a nice Carp. No records were going to be set here but Paul caught fish to about 2lb in weight. He caught the smallest Tench I have ever seen in my 41 years of angling! It is extremely unusual for a Tench this small to get caught on rod and line.
Another good evening with plenty of fish.