I am sat contemplating what to have for breakfast whilst watching fish roll. Birds are singing, the sun is shining and Flash is taking full advantage of that fact. It was a frosty morning to wake up to, but I caught my first carp of the session just before 9pm, so I woke smiling.
The purpose of my first Smartblog is to bring you all up to speed on events that have been happening of late. I have managed to get two sessions on the bank which both proved very worthwhile, and I am now back again, so I thought I would attempt the first Smartblog as I will call them.
I will stress the point immediately that these Smartblogs will be much shorter than normal. “Thank goodness,” I hear you all cry! Typing 2000 words one letter at a time would take forever so I will keep things brief and to the point.
My Samsung S3 has changed my life considerably. I now don’t need to talk to anyone! No. On a serious note I now don’t need to lug my laptop and leisure batteries around with me. I quite literally have everything at my fingertips.
Now obviously these gadgets aren’t new. But for once in my life I decided to be patient so I waited till my internet stick on a two year contract had finished. Wisdom in my old age. I was also able to take advantage of a bundle offer tying my landline, ADSL, and mobile into one simple and better value contract. I even avoided the temptation to get a phone from my network provider over 24 months costing a small fortune. No! Ebay saved the day and over 200 pounds in fact. I just bought someone’s unlocked free upgrade which is now registered in my name on the Samsung website to take advantage of their two year warranty.
I have clients arriving soon. My first female client with her boyfriend Mike. Jo green is a well known figure on the UK carp scene and has also caught some monsters whilst fishing abroad. Talking of monsters! Jo recently attended the ‘Big One.’ A show for carp fishing and she uploaded a lovely photo of her pictured with Jeremy Wade – star of the hit tv series River Monsters. I look forward to meeting Jo and partner Mike on Sunday.
So in the meantime I have been fishing in keen preparation for my arriving clients. In fact nearly all of my fishing these days is done for this very reason – it’s for my clients. Finding the fish, seeing what method is working best; and on the last few occasions, testing out a new bait.
Vitalbaits are based in Spain and owned and run by Nicky Hedin. I have had amazing results with all of his range to date. Out of all of my clients, none have blanked, and between them they have caught over 300 carp to 45lb 4oz. Not bad when you consider those results are just from 18 clients!!!
Krillam is Vitalbaits new creation and I began using it just two weeks ago. My first four night session produced eleven carp to 24lb 12oz. Nine of the eleven were over 20lbs.
My next session produced ten carp in three nights to 39lb 7oz. Five of the fish were over 30lb+. The last three fish in fact, went 30lb 1oz, 39lb 7oz, and 31lb 10oz. Not bad for a February session.
My current session is now underway and I am already off the mark. I will be here till Thursday. I will certainly be fishing much more this year so please do keep an eye on my progress. The latter part of last year proves just how good this lake is. The 45lb 4oz mirror for Ian Gowar, and the 46lb 5oz common for myself.
I am confident Jo and Mike will have a great weeks fishing. I will blog their results and will also post on the news page of the Sierra Brava Dreams website and on Facebook.
Hope you enjoyed the first Smartblog!