Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Little & Large

My first ever trip to Ash Ponds near Martock.  The chaps at Somerset Fishing FB page had given some favourable comments so I thought I had better go and see what all the fuss was about.

The first hurdle is the road... Or should I say a strip of stone which has been bombed by half a dozen B52 Bombers.  Its bumpy, very bumpy.  I cautiously arrived after the mile long journey down the battered trackway.

I was greeted with the nice sight of three lakes.  Not massive but big enough.  There were quite a few people about.  But I managed to find a little slot to myself on Pond 3.

Nice bit of water

I set up a cage feeder with a good dollop of Special G Gold.  The business end was a banded dog biscuit with a piece of corn on the hook.  A tasty mouthful!

On the waggler I just put on sweetcorn, keeping it simple.

Things were quite slow at the beginning.  After 15 minutes I had my first run, but Mr Carp slipped the hook...

This happened a few more times on the waggler and the cage feeder.  But I kept calm.  Opposite I could see others catching.  This just wouldnt do.

I stuck at it and eventually the fish moved in on my free offerings of sweetcorn and a bit of mushy bread.

Always happy with a nice Rudd

Soon the big lads moved in and they were hungry!

Luckily Fish dont blink.  Otherwise the photo just wouldnt work.

Getting into some larger ones

This was the largest at 13lbs 10ozs, equal to my PB!

Babies as well 

Real babies!

Little and Large...

The last couple of hours were full of action on both rods.  i lost loads but caught a good number as well.  I reckon it was 15 odd Carp and a small pile of Rudd.  I had caught both little and large today.  Will definitely be back.

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