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Carp Fishing at Skylark Lakes - October 2022

Skylark Lakes is situated in the Fens near Wimblington and is somewhere I carp fished a lot as a youngster when I first passed my driving test. My brother Adam and I would fish all winter over there on the Mere catching lots of doubles and the odd 20. This was around 2004 so it was quite strange to be returning there for a social in 2022! 

A lot had changed on arrival, mainly an otter fence surrounded the whole of the Mere with a new car park too but it wasn't long before we see a fish or two showing- just like the old days! The water was very low when we had a walk round which meant a lot of the swims were less than 2 feet deep and not really worth fishing. 

After the draw a good friend Phil and myself doubled up in a corner swim where we had 3 foot in front of us and the right hand margin where the fish had showed on a walk round. I soon had two rods positioned along the margin with Stickybaits Krill pop ups on a multi rig and then I scattered about twenty 20mm baits along the margin to get them moving around. Not much occurred during the night other than a few liners and then at 8:15am I had a ripper on the right hand rod. After a short scrappy battle there was a pretty Mirror laying in the net, a typical orangey Wimblington Mere Mirror. 

Sadly, only a couple more fish fell to other anglers rods over the next 24 hours with nothing else really occurring on the fishing front! I think the Lake having 10 of us fishing at once had caused the Carp to go into hiding a bit so I'd definitely pay Skylark another visit in the future if I just fancied a casual nights fishing just for a change of scenery! This was to be my last Carp session of the year before I started having a dabble for the Perch on the River Ouse which I was looking forward to anyway, so I'll keep you posted with how that goes.. 

Skylark Lakes is situated in the Fens near Wimblington and is somewhere I carp fished a lot as a youngster when I first passed my driving test. My brother Adam and I would fish all winter over there on the Mere catching lots of doubles and the odd 20. This was around 2004 so it was quite strange to be returning there for a social in 2022! 

A lot had changed on arrival, mainly an otter fence surrounded the whole of the Mere with a new car park too but it wasn't long before we see a fish or two showing- just like the old days! The water was very low when we had a walk round which meant a lot of the swims were less than 2 feet deep and not really worth fishing. 

After the draw a good friend Phil and myself doubled up in a corner swim where we had 3 foot in front of us and the right hand margin where the fish had showed on a walk round. I soon had two rods positioned along the margin with Stickybaits Krill pop ups on a multi rig and then I scattered about twenty 20mm baits along the margin to get them moving around. Not much occurred during the night other than a few liners and then at 8:15am I had a ripper on the right hand rod. After a short scrappy battle there was a pretty Mirror laying in the net, a typical orangey Wimblington Mere Mirror. 

Sadly, only a couple more fish fell to other anglers rods over the next 24 hours with nothing else really occurring on the fishing front! I think the Lake having 10 of us fishing at once had caused the Carp to go into hiding a bit so I'd definitely pay Skylark another visit in the future if I just fancied a casual nights fishing just for a change of scenery! This was to be my last Carp session of the year before I started having a dabble for the Perch on the River Ouse which I was looking forward to anyway, so I'll keep you posted with how that goes.. 

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