Carp Fishing – Down The Pit Pt1

The weather forecast was threatening the first frost of the year over the weekend with clear night skies and a wind that seemed to be coming from ever point of the compass. We headed out anyway, we’ve fished in the cold plenty of times in the past, take the right gear and it’s not a problem. Once at the water, it was business as usual, find the Carp which with the ever changing wind was not going to be that straight forward. We picked an area of the lake that had the odd fish showing and got the marker out. There was a weed bed at about 70 yards out in front of the swim but by now it was well on it’s way to rotting away and shouldn’t cause us any problems if we fished the back of it and hooked any Carp, they’d just bring the weed in with them! Friday night passed with out a run but there were fish crashing about in the early hours of the morning off to the right of our swim. Saturday went well for Adam landing two Carp of 19lb and 27lb (Pt2), both fish caught from baited spots, one at around 90 yards and the other at 30. Sunday was a wash out with heavy wind and rain. I moved onto the windward side of the lake as one or two Carp were showing at about 120 yards from the bank. The move didn’t result in anymore fish on the bank.