It is a cozy little swim, situated in the NE corner of the venue, thus recipient of the benefits of the regular SW winds that are a feature of our climate. Depths, along the reedy margins, are little more than four feet - Coots can be a real pest when they discover an area of particles; they love chick peas! There are two, very obvious, spots in which to present your baits - then just sit back and await events. That's exactly what I did. Mk IV's, Mitchell 300's and all the other stuff which goes with my current project - at 16.00 hrs my right hand rod is away and I find myself attached to very lively little "scamp" - around 6 lbs and a superb little carp.
|A lovely little "scamp" - the first carp on my new(est) Mk IV|
Two more additions to my birding 2016 list in the form of Swallow (several small groups passing westward over the fishery, in the company of Sand Martins) and a singing Blackcap - it was a very enjoyable afternoon session.