June 05, 2019 2 min read

I was back down the low stocked pit for a bank holiday social with a couple of mates, and decided to fish the point swim. I've not done a lot of time in the point swims but I could still get one rod on a spot that I fish from the causeway bank. The night went with no signs of carp in the area but at first light I saw a carp show about 5 yards away from the spot and within minutes my alarm went into meltdown. After a mad five minutes my first common was in the net not a big fish but welcome all the same. I thought I would have a nice water picture so I put my mat down by the waters edge, got my waders on in to the water unzipped the retainer sling went to pick her up and with one flap of her tail she was gone! (obviously camera shy lol).

With that I re did my rods and got on with the rest of the day thinking I need another carp. Watching the water for what seemed like hours I started to see a few bubbles to the back of the spot. Nothing happened through the day so I decided it was time to bait up with a mix of Tutti and Beta'nana crushed, chopped and whole stabilised boilie plus a mix of Flatz, Little Gemzand 6mm Tutti pellets with a handful of sweetcorn mainly for visual reasons all glugged with Tutti Oil.

The fish where very active through the night but nothing happened and first light came and went. Just when I thought bite time had passed the rod were away and for the next ten minutes the fish took me on a mad run weeding me up from one weed bed to the next but eventually in the net she went and it was another common slightly bigger then the first one this time. I decided I was doing my pictures up the bank away from the water this time!! l fish were caught using a 15mm yellow tutti pop up on a short chod rig set up over that bed of Tutti, Beta'nana, and pellet spod mix happy days!!