Piscatorial Quagswagging

...the diary of a specialist angler in around the Warwickshire Avon and its tributaries.

Saturday 19 May 2012

College Pool - Wasperton - 19.05.12

Although it was only 10 degrees, with a cold wind, overcast and damp mist in the air the morning didn't put me or the fish off. 3 carp all 8lb ish, the common weighed 8lb 4oz and was in fantastic condition, all three caught on a big halibut pellet.

Caught steadily on the float with maggot as hook bait, perch, roach and a couple of small tench. The water levels are up at college pool but still far lower than normal. I see the committee have also been busy, the recent fallen tree has now gone, cheers chaps.

Thursday 17 May 2012

Snitterfield Reservoir - 17.05.12

On the spur of the moment decided to have a quick hour session after work. Really handy for me as I can get there in 10 minutes. Armed with a carp rod rigged with an imitation dog biscuit on a controller float set-up I tried to winkle out a carp off the surface. Soon after spraying some chum mixer they soon started to hoover them up, for some reason though ignored the hook bait, how do they know ? :)

I removed the controller float as I thought that might have spooked them so with just the imitation biscuit on the end I cast amongst some weeds and waited, sure enough a carp eventually took the bait and I was into a decent fish, sadly the bend in the rod was short lived and I lost the fish, it felt big too. Maybe it wasn't that well hooked because as soon I felt some resistance the fish was off. The carp were certainly active so roll on the warmer weather. Keith any tips with the surface fishing at Snitterfield ?

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