After a few trips and fishing the same spots with no action from them and the bait going in every weekend it seemed to me that it was not working. After all it had been 7 nights in the same swim and nothing the carp was really shy we had not really had any shows to speak of. It was now Saturday night and a nice breeze was on the lake i had had my tea and was stood watching the water when the first show was seen. A nice common that would have made 20lb plus that was out towards yoda he had spotted it too. Then with out warning another bosh further down the lake then another but this time just to my left. Things was starting to look very good for both of us within an hour we had seen fish roll and top all over the lake all in all we had something like 10 -12 shows in an hour which was more than we had seen since we started to fish there.
My confidence was very high and so was yoda's we both thought that it was going to happen after all this time and effort it was going to pay off. The shows stopped was that because they was feeding i thought. The light was fading fast it was getting more and more difficult to see if anything was moving or showing i just had to listen for any carpy sounds that might have gave me some kind of clue as to what was going on out in the lake. I stayed up as long as i could and heard no more or saw anything so i got into the bag and soon fell asleep. It was 9.00am before i woke up i just lifted my head off the bedchair looked at the bobbins that had not moved and just threw my head back and was feeling gutted thoughts started to go threw my head then what was i doing wrong is it the bait the spots all the things you think about when it just is not working.
By 11.00 i was up and about so to speak. Yoda had already packed up and had barrowed his gear round to my swim as it is on his route to the car park. A quick chat on what had happened last night or not had happened and he was off to make his long journey home. But things was about to change for both of us over the next few weeks.