I have just got back from 48hrs on Brasenose 1 at Linear fisheries and what a cracking time I have had.
I managed to beat my PB twice which I am chuffed to bits with.
After arriving ay 8.00am I went over to B2 to speak to Ozzy from Tacklesaver as he was Marshelling the Junior Carp Champs. He pointed me in the direction of B1 as he had a good few out on the Saturday on the bank side.
After parking up I had a good walk round and the bank side was rammed. I walked round to the trout lake side and it was dead. I stood on the peg just on the point of the bay and watched. I saw only a couple of fish showing but with the wind in my face I was confident.
I had my polarized shades on a managed to find a decent clear spot about 70yds out which i knew was the spot for me.
I got the rods out and set the rigs up, one rod consisted of a korda safe zone leader in clear with an in line lead on coupled with a blow back rig which was tipped with a chopped down Richworth XLR8 boillie topped with a piece of plastic corn.
The second rod was again on a korda safe zone leader in brown with an in line lead coupled with a multi rig topped with a 10mm hi-viz pop up, both rods had flying back leads on.
I got the rods out and spodded over both areas and sat back.
I was getting small knocks here and there which made me jumpy as it was the first time I had fished linear and I was eager to bag a big un!
The sun was shining and I was having a brew when at about half 2 one of the rods roared off, i dropped my brew and hit into the fish, just as I did the bailiff came round collecting money. Having seen my into a fish he said he would come back later. I was straight into the water as I did not want to loose this one in the weedy patch which was in front of my peg and after 10mins I had it in my net. Upon seeing the fish I knew it was going to beat my PB and after weighing it in it tipped the scales at 20lb on the nose!
I was well happy and my confidence was at all time high especially as no one else was catching said the bailiff.
I composed myself and checked my rigs etc and got the rods back out.
I went on to land these beauties.....
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