Now, I can't remember if I re spooled then Cardinals or not, but the line lay is horrific and the twist weakens the lines and leads to lots of tangles. I half freed the running link and swung out a size 8 sedge hook full of corn and attached the bobbin. Then followed a tug of war as I tried to reset the bobbin before it sunk in something was pulling back. I thought it was small tench until I saw the red fins. Net not set up. Panic..Manged to scoop a rather stunning roach up and safely to the back of the swim. Straight into a placcy bag and took the Wayfarers round to a very pleasing 1.09.
I then proceeded to fish like a prat but still found it quite enjoyable. A few smaller roach and a perch on the float and if I found a hole in the weed some reasonable roach again on corn. Half heated response to prawn. Macca lost his first carp this time round on what is his old stomping ground and headed off as the Buxton clock had just struck wine o clock (always 3 minutes early). That first roach was a belter and the Ressie definitely needs some further roachy investigation.