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Overnight Success Over On Nunnery
17th August 2018
After recently acquiring a ticket for Nunnery D Lake, Lee Wheeler found himself getting off to a slow start. However, on his ninth night he got the ball rolling with his first fish, and a special one at that!
When we had a quick chat with Lee this is what he told us: “Like we all are when we get a new ticket, I was as keen as mustard to get stuck into the D Lake over at Nunnery and its incredible stock of carp, so whilst I was still focusing on another water I squeezed in a series of overnighters between work.
Things got off to a slow start and my first eight overnighters passed by without a bite and with bite time falling between 8-9am I found myself winding in to go off to work before anything had the chance to materialise.
As on all waters, I do my best to keep in tune with the water, carrying out regular walks and keeping in touch with what’s happening. So, when I found out the lake had started to do a couple of night bites and some early on a morning, again, I was keen as mustard to try and get some nights in!
I soon found myself set up in a swim which had a thick band of weed cutting through it at roughly 50 yards range. After having a lead about I found some clear areas just off the front of the weed and positioned some Krill Wafters amongst a spread of catapulted 16mm Krill boilies and felt reasonably confident for the night ahead.
That night I received my first bite at exactly 12:00am and went onto land my first D Lake carp, one known as The White Tips Common, I was buzzing! The following morning I wound in and baited the spots in hope of getting back down to the lake after work. Sure enough my luck was in and I got back down the lake to find the swim empty. with no hesitation I quickly flicked the rods out onto the zones and gave them a little bit more bait.
Surprisingly I received a bite only 40 minutes later, after a ridiculous battle I soon had another one in the net, this time it was something very special indeed! I’d landed one of my main targets and a true Norfolk history fish, one known as Broken Rib, I was over the moon and after some wicked shots she was soon powering back off into the deep margins. What a carp, well in excess of 40 years old and at 37lb, a biggun too!”
To cap it all off, Lee went on to land one final fish for his efforts, the result was a 35lb mirror that he slipped the net under the following morning. With the ball well and truly rolling, Lee is hopeful for a few more Nunnery D Lake carp and we cannot wait to see what he catches.