Having never fished Moss Nook before I didn’t know what to expect. I started off walking around the lake a few times whilst the rest of the guys arrived looking for any signs of showing fish. It was still very weedy around the margins to about 15ft out.
After we had decided pegs I was setup on one of the closest to the car park with Mark & Ethan to my right on the peg beside the bridge.
After ledding around for a bit I chose my spots, my left rod was on the edge of the weed and my other two were on a clear patch in front of me. I marked the distance out and got all my rods clipped up.
My approach wasn’t to go and pile a load of bait in. I fished singles, with a small pva bag full of boilie crumb. Before I left home I crumbed up about 3kg of Excelsor boilies and added my old faithful Baileys. I also crumbed up about a kg of my new specials with baileys as well.
The only rig I use is the multi-rig. I started out with a Jester rig, I used one of my specials with 6 maggots tied to the hair, 2nd rig was a hi-vis white pop-up and the 3rd was Excelsor bottom bait.
I sent out 3 spods on each spot from my BeechWood armoury of pellet, boilies, boilie crumb & maggot mixture over the top.
Got myself settled in after my ham and cheese toastie in my RidgeMonkey Toaster.
Left hand rod went about 20:30. Mark & Ethan were still up so I asked Mark to take a picture for me even though it was chucking it down. 10lb Leather/Koi in the bag. Very happy person.
Changed the hook, put on a new bait and sent it back out. Around midnight my left hand rod was off again. This time it was a tench aaarghh, not what I wanted. Changed hook again and bait and re-set the trap.
With the rain hammering down all night, 3rd fish in the bag at around 4 am from my middle rod. 11lb 8 common on a fluro pop-up with a small pva bag of specials.
I decided for day 2 to switch my baits over onto Aurora and specials. Mark had turned up to see the guys and while he was still here my middle rod screamed off this time it was a 9lb 8 mirror falling to a white Aurora pop-up with crumbed Aurora in pva mesh.
The lake went very quiet and calm for the rest of the day for me. I settled in for the night hoping I would have another before I left. I woke up around 7am to my left rod screaming off. Struck into it and was trying to keep it from running into the weed beds when it came off. Gutted
It’s been great meeting the rest of the guys from Team Beechwood. It’s a shame it couldn’t have been a bit longer and also for Mark & Ethan not catching.
Fishing conditions weren’t the best with the bad weather, but I only seemed to catch whilst it was raining when they had their heads down.
Finally got all my gear dried off and packed away. Nothing worse than packing up in the rain.