My lad (badger98) and I went carping to apex park on saturday as from the weather point of view this was the best day. We got there at about 07.00 and there wasn't a breath of wind. We fished two pegs up a channel between the bank and the island where we know the carp patrol up and down. As we are making our own baits at the moment we used fish flavoured boilies in three colours; white, brown and red, with the addition of pva bags carrying crushed offerings of the same.
We set up two rods each, both with running ledgers and a mixture of size 6 and 8 hooks. I baited mine with a white boilie on one and a brown on the other, Whilst Sean went with each of white and red on his.
The baits went in with pva's attached to about a metre from the island and we settled down with a cup of coffee.
About forty minutes passed by and one of Seans buzzers took only to stop within a second, then about five minutes later my left hand rod nearly jumped off the rest with an almighty scream and by the time I got to flip my baitrunner off that run too had gone. We noted that both bites fell to the rods baited with the white boilies.
We left the rods in place and within five minutes Seans' rod carrying the red boilie started shedding line at a high rate of knots, the alarm screaming like a banshee and on this occasion didn't stop.
Bingo! after five minutes the carp showed it's face for the first time and Sean new he was up for a p.b. Fish netted and after breaking the landing net handle, the fish was weighed in at just over 10lbs - result!
Although it was a p.b. for Sean it was the last fish we had all day.
The wind started blowing and seemed to constantly change direction and I think this may have had a bearing on the fishing all over the lake as it went dead for everybody until later in the afternoon. when a few pole fishermen started to pick up silvers.
Not very good for me but I'm so happy for badger98 - he caught his first double!!