On seeing that the weather forecast for Friday was high winds and rain, I decided to look for a sheltered spot on Petworth Park Lake and fish for the bream.
Well! The session got off to a bad start really, because having arrived at the car park, apart from realising I had forgotten my bream feeder rod the bearings on a wheel of my trolley packed up. After making my way to the lake with my faulty trolley I decided to set up along the road bank where it was quite calm.
It was whilst setting up I slipped on the bank and ended up getting two boots filled with water. I thought to myself what else is going to go wrong, I think I’m in for a bad day, I’ll remember this one for all the wrong reasons.
It couldn’t have been more different though, the session turned out to be a real red letter day. Having forgotten my feeder rod I set up the float rod I had with me as a feeder rod and also fished a pole line about 13m out.
After a slow start I managed to catch 24 bream along with skimmers, Roach, Rudd and Perch, and to top it off I caught two 5lb tench down the edge on the pole for a magical 100lb of fish.
It was a great day even with the long walk back with only three wheels on my trolley!!