I do not think I saw another angler (carp men 99% ) catch a fish, some carp anglers apparently fish all year for a bite on one of the pits (Rock hard as they say)
Nighttime feeders they say, so most of the decent swims are taken for a few days at a time in the summer, with half asleep carpers , that have lines going in all directions,
on more than one occasion I have had this discussion when I approach an empty swim.
" Oh!I've got a bait over there mate"
" How many swims are you going to fish in then" is my reply.
" Come on you got the rest of the lake to fish in ,have some fishing etiquette"
"Yes I have, but I only fish one swim at a time, you are fishing in three at a time, is that "having some fishing etiquette"
They did not like me chucking a couple of ounces of wood or plastic in every couple of minutes or so, but they can bombard the living daylights out of the place with a spod for half an hour and that is OK !
On top of that there was a ban on braid for almost the last four months of the season , which really put the kibosh on my fishing ! Brought about by some "carpers" abusing the rules, and casting heavy weights beachcaster style into an out of bounds area, and feeding from an out of bounds bank at night !
And they do not allow any reports on your catches to be made, or photos on the internet!!!!!!!
So I am off to find pastures new in June, another local club has a big 90 acre pit which I intend to try ,they allow dogs which is great, as my little mates can come with me! I always enjoy my days fishing more with those two around, they can be a pain in the rear at times, but they are great fun, and I love seeing them enjoy themselves by the water.
I blanked on all three venues, but that is beside the point.