|My first tench from the estate lake|
Last night, John suggested that a few hours at the lake this morning would be a good idea as the weather for the rest of the week was not looking too good, with high winds and storms forecast for the weekend. We arranged to meet at the lake. I had decided to get there a bit earlier than the suggested 09:00 rendezvous, as I really needed to get back home for lunchtime at the latest.
|First fish of the sat was a nice roach, enticed by a small cube of on meat|
|One and only rud today|
I was not getting bothered by the lake's massive population of small rudd, in fact, I only caught one in the three and a half hours I was there.
However, I was still not connecting with any bigger fish, so I went back to the corn for a while and landed my first estate lake tench. A nice respectable 2-3 lb female that put up a good fight on light float gear. I managed to get it netted after a good few minutes of playing the fish, praying it would not break off or shed the hook. That fish alone made the trip worthwhile for me.
|I managed to land one without getting snapped off|