This year in France we have had a really very hard winter. For several months the temperatures were below zero with northerly winds. We were paralyzed and most of the lakes were frozen.
What a relief it was to get out on the bank again and it was a beautiful sunny day with no wind that my first fish of the year were caught. It was a short day session and I’d done no pre-baiting. I used a mixture of hemp, sweetcorn and Quest Fruity Trifle boilies. Whenever I open a packet of Fruity Trifle that sublime fruity smell reminds me of my early days in carp fishing… back to basics!
It took less than an hour for the first take coming from the boat bay exposed to the sun. The run was slow & deliberate but the fight was anything but! What fun… the first fish of 2010 taken under a radiant sun. He just couldn’t resist the Fruity Trifle!
See you soon, Romu.