Later that week I managed to get another overnighter in and I decided to try a new area of the lake that I hadn’t fished known as Bramble Bay. I initially put a single rod out towards some fizzers but after an hour had passed the fizzing stopped. I decided to move to the opposite side of the bay and have a quick lead about with my new GT Application Rod. I soon located a glass like silty area in what I guessed to be around 5 feet of water. A new wind was pumping in and the conditions looked incredible, so I decided to give it a good hit of 12mm and 18mm Chocomino boilies. The day and night passed quietly but I was confident of a bite from the silt patch and sure enough my middle rod was away the following morning. After a short but heavy fight a real old character rolled over the net cord. It turned about to be a historic Welly carp named Lumpy, which weighed at 44lb and luckily for me Leon Bartropp was on hand to take some cracking snaps.
That just about brings me up to date. Until next time, tight lines!