The second session I would like to talk about was when I visited a lake called Hightown. I had originally planned on a trip to a venue called Northfields, however I had a few spare hours, so I stopped off at Hightown for a quick walk as it was on the way. The scenery was stunning and I spent about an hour walking around it. I ended up staying as I saw a few fish at far end of the lake, so I set off to set up in (what I didn’t know at the time) one of the best swims on the lake. I had heard that Hightown wasn’t an easy lake, so I didn’t really expect to catch anything.
I soon had two rods positioned on the end of an island and the third just off an overhanging snag that was around 100 yards out towards the island. I put a few spods of Live System and particle out over each spot. Only a few hours later I had my first take, which resulted in my first fish from the venue. It was a nice 20lb common and I was really pleased to have landed one in such a short space of time!
An hour later and the same rod was away again and after an epic battle, I slipped the net under a lovely 31lb 4oz common. I couldn’t believe it! I’d heard there was only a couple of 30lb+ commons in Hightown, which made the moment even more special! As I was weighing her the middle rod screamed off, which resulted in a nice little stocky mirror.