Thursday, 1 May 2008

Hurlston Hall

Crucian Carp 1lb 13ozBeef's Common Carp 6lb 3oz

A full days session at Hurlston Hall was on the agenda today. Met Beef and made our way to one of our favoured pegs. Spring is well and truly here, the lilly pads are starting to break through the surface and awaking from the winter slumber. The hedge rows and trees have been given their colour back. Everything just seems so green . Confidence was sky high today. I used The Method on one rod and bolt rigs on the other two. Beef was the first to catch, with his traditional Tench. Within two or three minutes I too was in to a fish, and landed my first Crucian Carp of the year, it weighed 1lb 13oz. Beef caught a couple more Tench and then that was it, someone flicked the switch and the lake switched off. I caught the Crucian at around 10.30am and didn't catch again at all, a very poor showing. Beef also went most of the day without a catch, until around thirty minutes before we packed up, he landed a Common Carp at 6lb 3oz. I really thought we'd cain the fish on here today, confidence was high and the conditions looked perfect. I'll head back there on a revenge mission in the next week or so. We had a quick twenty minute lure session at the Red Lion stretch of the Leeds Liverpool canal. No Joy! But it felt great to be using the lure rod again, after a two week break it was like seeing an old friend.