Things was looking up for me but not for martin he was getting the fish but losing so many. After a walk round the lake martin came back to the swim and was unpacking rods going threw bags telling me at the same time " There under the trees in this back bay and i am going to have one " He was setting his staking rod up which didn't take long and with a bag loaded up and on his back and net and rod all set up he headed off to the bay where he had seen the carp.
After 20 minutes it got the better of me and i just had to go and see how he was getting on. Martin was laid down watching the margins i crept up beside him and looked over the edge where i saw 8 carp heads down and tails up the smallest was lower 30lb with the biggest upper 40lb Martin had put sweetcorn maize and hemp down after they moved out and they was digging and rooting at it big time after coming back and finding the food. Martin lowered the hook bait right in the middle of them within seconds the float dipped and the whole margin boiled as the fish spooked the other's was off like greyhounds as martin started to play the hooked carp we didn't no which one it was big or small??
Martin had the carp under control but playing it under the trees was a challenge he was stood in between 2 bushes that was cutting into him he then told me to get ready with the net. Bloody great i thought now i have to suffer the bushes too but with the fish getting beaten and ready for netting i never had time to worry about the bush i just got in there and slipped the net under the carp. Martin was over the moon he loved stalking carp and this was with out dought the biggest he had stalked because laid in the net was a 37lb mirror and it was a cracker too.
I am sorry but to upload the video was taking too long so i will put links up to youtube
I spoke about the swims that we choose to fish for the week here is some photo's of the lake from our swims