It wasn’t until April when I decided to get the carp rods back out and I headed down to my local syndicate with a couple of mates for the weekend and things couldn’t have gone any better. I ended up having seven fish to 37lb 12oz, which gave me plenty of enthusiasm to get back out.
My next trip was around the middle of May and I visited CWA fisheries Roach Pit. The lake was fairly busy when I arrived on the Friday and after a couple of laps, I hadn’t seen a single carp. With nothing to go on I decided to fish away from the other anglers in the deeper water which was a bit of a gamble that later paid off.
I had a lead about and found the area to be baron and featureless. The bottom was pretty uniform and covered in thick silt, so I decided to fish three Hinged Stiff Rigs with different coloured pop ups over a scattering of boilies.
I didn’t really feel confident as I went into the first night but surprisingly at just after 6am I had a take which resulted in an awesome looking carp known as Scattered Scale weighing 30lb 6oz. Later that day I also managed to bank The Big Simmo at 37lb 14oz, which topped off a superb session and a lovely welcome back. Needless to say, I couldn’t wait to get back down the lake.