Hi I am going to start this piece by the sad news this week of the death of the Black Mirror from the lake called the mere The Internet forums where on melt down sunday night when the news broke. There was rumors being branded about how the lake seemed to die over night. some where saying that the lake was poisoned. It was not just the black mirror that died Every thing in the lake died roach,perch. and even snails where found dead. But 4 days after the event it seems that there was an algae bloom crashed so causing depleted oxygen levels unbelievable that this can happen. It has been such a bad year for some of our big well know carp Benson, Two Tone just to name a few have all passed away this summer is it coincidence or or is it down to the weather? the long harsh winter we had. Lets just hope that this is the last of the fish deaths for a very long time.
I have now pulled off wellingbro lakes for now and have now started to fish another water which i will call dogleg for now. Had a trip there Sunday and was shocked at how many carp is in there. The weather report for sunday was for showers but it turned out to be a nice blue sky warm day. After a quick walk around the lake i set up in a swim at the bottom of the lake. Having never seen the lake before i only went with the bear essentials 2 rods and a rucksack for terminal tackle. Which was the wrong thing to do as the fish wanted to swim around on top and sun themselves. They looked just right for a chum mixer or two sadly that sort of fishing gear was left at home. Any way with so many carp in my swim i just put a couple of rods out on some spots that i found. Again i had no takes but i did find out a lot more about the lake that intend to fish for the next few months. I must say that i am really looking forward to being there again hopefully the bank holiday weekend and i will get the rods in. Also i have changed my main line to x-line it was not cheep to do but i am hopefull that it will help put some fish on the bank It seems ok now i have had a few casts with it and has settled down on the spools The only thing that i have found you have to do is run the line threw a rag at the end of the session to keep it clean you will be shocked how much dirt gets on the line something that i never thought about till i started using fluoro line.
Well thats all for now thaqnks again for taking time to read this.