Half way down the big lake was a new inlet pipe that was pumping in from the gravel works close by. I stopped to look out at the vast expanse of water in-front of me. It was then that a group of three fish came ghosting along the margin with their backs just clipping the surface. It was a stunning spring day with the fresh smell of a mixture of pond weed, stone and gravel, a proper big pit smell! Knowing that I had a floater kit in the car I ran back up to the car and quickly assembled the rod.
I was back in a flash and positioned myself behind a small bush just a rod length from the pipe. Sure enough the same three fish were still present and were gliding up and down the margin just 10 yards out. I hurried to super glue a chum mixer to the back of a size 8 super specialist. The hook bait was all set, a simple free lined hook bait. The three fish were taking the same route, making their way from my left along the margin towards the flowing pipe. When they were 10 yards away I flicked our 5 mixers and watched.