August 28th , peg 19 Jenny’s pool
After i had fished the Friday flyer i decided to fish Jenny’s pool for a couple of hours while the rush hour traffic eased it is somewhere that i had always wanted to try because it holds some big stamp f1s+ carp and was a bit disappointed not to draw it in the festival , thankfully the rain had been replaced with blue skies but because it was higher up it was more affected by the wind which made fishing 14m across to the far-bank a bit harder than i would have liked .
There was a few pleasure anglers on it so i decided to sit on peg 19 which was just on the brink of the ripple and as it was blowing right to left the wind was a bit more manageable , after plumbing up at the side of the reeds i found a good 4ft and decided to use a 4×14 malman roob float with 0.14 garbo main line and an 0.12 garbo hook length which had a size 18 matrix bagger hook . I was unsure about what bait to use but seeing as though i had plenty maggots left i decided to kick off using them and also planned on feeding heavier after seeing + hearing the other anglers on the Friday flyer .I kicked off by putting in a big pot of maggots in then went over the top of it with red+white on the hook my float had only just settled before my float dipped under resulting in a 2 lb f1 hitting the net , went straight back out and five minutes later i was into a proper lump after a spirited fight a near double figure mirror carp graced the bank . Unfortunately the next few bites only resulted in small silvers and with time running out i made a tactical decision of changing to pellets so i put another big pot in of 4mm this time i would also feed with a large kinder pot after every couple of fish , this seemed the best way to go as i was soon catching an f1 a chuck but i also began missing a few bites this meant shipping back in too put another pellet on and i decided to change to banded pellet , this did not have an effect on my frequency of bites but helped increase my catch rate .
After nearly an hour i had thirty pounds on my clicker but my fishing got disrupted by the sight of someone’s top four came sailing past embedding itself straight into the exact spot where i was fishing , so after spending the next ten minutes trying to help him rescue it disrupting my swim in the process it drifted off in the opposite direction and sank . So after changing my tangled rig and re-plumbing a new swim i went back out depositing a kinder pot full of pellets before lowering in my hook-bait among it , just like before i was straight into some nice f1s which was surprising following all the disturbance and after two hours i called time on my session with fifty pounds on my clicker .