I was now a few weeks into my plan of work nights and the weather had completely changed, for the better I must add. However fishing under a leaky brolly all night with thunder and lighting wasn’t much fun. I managed next to no sleep and by this point I was a bit burnt out. In the back of my mind I thought to myself what the hell am I doing fishing in thunder and lightening. A couple hours passed and just on first light my right hand rod was away, a slow steady battle lasted only a few moments but I was blown away by what was in my net. All the hard graft, long wet nights, baiting and early mornings were worth while as this fish was mega.
A new PB for me and a massive achievement in my angling a fish called crinkle tale at 46lb 8oz. In all the excitement I messaged Mike at 4am and soon after he was in the car, heading my way with the camera and a handshake.
Mike lent me a helping hand with this colossal carp, taking some immense photographs and some video footage. We chatted and laughed with a brew and it’s a morning I’l never forget. Theses few hard nights angling made me remember why I go, the effort is always given, you can’t predict what will happen but sometimes things all fall into place and dreams come true.