At the start of April, it was the start of a new venture as my RK Leisure Gold card was about to start. Giving access to waters such as Horton Church Lake, Boat Pool, Kingsmead One, and so on, I was gagging just to wet a line on any of the above venues.
Before long, I was making my way around the M25 at silly o’clock in the morning in anticipation, ready for my first session, a 48 hour one to be precise.
I spent most of the morning walking the complex, taking it all in, including the famous Church and low-flying aeroplanes. On my second lap of K1, while walking over the the bridge that separates K1 from the Island Lake, I noticed a group of 5 mirrors. All of them were a good size, patrolling a sunken willow tree. I put my bucket in the nearest swim that was available called the Helipad.
It wasn’t until the next morning that I received my first bite and after a heavy, deep fight I netted a gorgeous looking, dark-bodied common, which tipped the scales at 35.08 – more than happy with my first blood.
Fresh rig tied and new pop-up tied on, I was back out on the spot. I catapulted 15mm Pacific Tuna one at a time, so as to not spook any fish still in the area. I introduced around 50 baits over both rods and after 5 minutes the left hand rod was away. I netted a small common. I continued the procedure, fresh rig and pop-up with another fifty baits. It turned out to be a very productive first trip with them taking an instant liking to the Pacific Tuna using 5 kilos during my 48 hours taking carp of 35.08 30.12 27.02 22.04 21.02 17.06.