For me Rainbow Lake has always been something special. The whole atmosphere, topography of the lake and the sheer size of some of the carp swimming around there makes it an awesome venue to tackle - nothing is left to chance when it comes to gear, only the toughest hooks, line and end tackle will do. This December trip would be a fortnight spread over two very different swims. The weather was mild and the lake had been hit by the fist frosts of winter a week before we arrived cooling down the water a fair bit. 4 rigs were put out in deeper water, spread out nicely around the swim and as expected the fishing was slow and we were not seeing or hearing any signs of carp in the area. After 3 days I had the first take ending up with a hard fighting 53lb mirror in the net – this would prove to be the only take the during that week and moving to another swim was a very welcome change.
|This 24,1 kg mirror was the only bite during first week in swim 14.|
|@ 35,1 kg this masisve common was the trip saver!|
|Quality componenets from Korda - and quality bait from DT Baits.|