However the carp had other ideas and a guy who had turned up at the same time for a day session was quickly into his 4th carp. This was enough for me and I upped sticks and dropped in a couple of pegs to his left in the open water.
By fishing CCMoore live system boiles in small pva bags and feeding upto 20, 15mm baits over the top I was soon into my first of about 5 fish upto 18lb. It was a nice night apart from the rain showers and I would have preferred a few more fish but beggars cannot be choosers.
I followed this up with a trip to Shearwater this time with Tony in tow, we went halfway up the lake and I started on the bottom spoding over the top but this was not the way to go on the day.
I could see carp starting to cruise about so I plumbed the depth with the marker rod and sent out a couple of long zigs, one at 8ft and another at 10 feet long. This resulted in 5 carp and a number of bream on a variety of hookbaits. The spod mix was quite interesting as it was a mix of Friture groundbait, crushed pellet, crushed expander, crushed pop ups and my normal spod mix. The aim awas to get the fish up so I fed every 2-4 minutes with a couple of spods that as you can see from the photo above created a good slick.