But we thought we may be able to snatch an evening at huntstrete as it's only 15 minutes up the road. We got to the lakes late afternoon and had a quick reccy, I fancied withy in the narrows around the island on the right hand bank, but unfortunately someone was already there, so a swift retreat back to bridge and a short trolley push round to peg 24, only. 11 mtrs to the island, but we only intended to go about 8.5 mtrs as the island shelf comes out a long way and we would be fishing in a little over 2 foot of water, only.set up a .2g rig for banded 8mm over.loose fed 6,s,
Soon set up so had a go and landed a 4lb mirror straight away, so I got off the box and let Judith carry on, and she did, landing some nice carp and plenty of f1,s, plus the inevitable skimmers, also some nice roach up.to nearly a.pound.
Again I had to throw the bait away to make her pack up, the one last fish kept going on, in the end she managed.to share a nice double figure common right at the end, a very nice fish aswell.
it was definitely fishing on the cheap, as we probably had 90lb of fish on about 2 quids worth of pellets,
This weekend we off down to Devon for Stafford moors fishomaniac weekender, should be good and the weather looks to be a bit cooler, so it should be more comfortable, also we are staying at a guest house which does the best breakfast ever, I have it a straight 5 on the rixster scale , me and Judith are hoping it's the same again this year.