David Meek enjoyed another red letter session last weekend. In the process of testing some new ESP Cryogen hooks, Meeky notched up another eight carp including three 30’s. Over to the maestro:
‘I arrived at the ‘Fun Park’ early in the morning and sat in the car watching a portion of the lake in the dry. After seeing a couple of shows, I grabbed my jacket and coffee (it’s the new tea coffee, well carpy) and strolled to my favourite swim. The wind was picking up and the fish were definitely about. So the academic ritual of fanning tungsten d rigs out and depositing some ‘carp crack’ over the area, soon had me sitting very happy with the situation.
The feeding spells seemed to be different from last year, and I was expecting some sort of action at around midnight, so when the little bobbin starting engraving on the rod blank I was surprised. About ten minutes later a lovely mid twenty mirror was being slipped back. The action continued with another two more mirrors around the same size.
I wound in early and popped int to see ‘Red Hot’ at the tackle shop. Much ‘bants’ was had and I nearly choked on a cake that moments earlier I had described at ‘like eating a cloud’. Only for it to dry up my throat, make my eyes water and panic that my last moments were going to be eating a cake! About an hour later I was back at the lake, doing exactly as I done the day before and what I have done for pretty much every session this season. The wind was blowing, and as every person that has an evo knows you feel like you’re sleeping under a crisp packet shelter propped up with lolly sticks! The first bite was when I was watching the olympics late that night. After a arm wrenching battle, a mirror that I had wanted to cuddle since I had first seen it was lying in the sack. At mid thirty she had clearly had a healthy flush out. Shortly after sorting that rod out, another was away. This was a 20lb mirror, then a 20b common, then whilst watching Mo win gold, another 30lb mirror. Sleep was needed! But again I was disturbed by another 30 this time a common.
Early that morning I set up the cameras for some ‘selfies’. What an awesome session! And what an incredible lake!’