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The plan – Last chance crucians – 21st/22nd August

Posted by Paulg , 05 October 2014 · 248 views

crucian carp float fishing marsh farm
As I write, yes, I know this outing was six weeks ago, the weather is changing, heavy rain, cooler temperatures, and it gets dark a lot earlier! This was my last solo night session of the year, and whilst I look forwards to the autumn and winter fishing, I have thoroughly enjoyed my summer obsession with crucian carp and tench this season.
This was my last but one visit to Harris Lake, (the last being with Chris Plumb, in early September) and I was lucky enough to find one of my favourite pegs vacant. Actually, I wasn’t lucky....there was no-one else fishing the lake, perhaps a bad sign?
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It turned out to be a relatively quiet night on the fish front, well, quiet for here, with seven crucians to 2lb 7oz, and seven tench to 5lb 3oz. For once my feeder tactics failed to tempt a single fish, with everything being caught on float-fished tiny bits of prawn.
Best fish of the night was this crucian.
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I think it will be a few months before I get chance to take another picture of a Marsh Farm sunrise!
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Post trip note :
I did manage one more outing for tench, on 23rd September, catching three around the 5lb mark, on a very misty morning….just thought I would include a photo from the outing, as this and the one above serve to remind me through the coming cold months of a tench-fishers dawn!
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I must gets some serious big fish sessions under my belt next year. Thought you might be interested in my recent outing this week. I just enjoy catching fish.


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