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Hi guys it’s Harry from Successful Baits and this is a write up of my time on North View Lakes in Spalding, Lincolnshire. 
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Me and a friend had this trip planned for months as a birthday bash. Before I knew it my alarm was buzzing, just like my mood! And no, not my bite alarm, my alarm clock, bright and early at half past six. I met my friend, David, at his house and we loaded the car and set off on our journey to North View Lake in Spalding, Lincolnshire. This was a new water and a new challenge and I was proper excited. After a 40 minute journey, spent working out how we would tackle this water, we soon arrived. We had a good walk around and finally picked a peg to set up camp for the next 24hrs. 
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I set up my bivvy and sleeping arrangements and I must say the weather wasn’t kind to us! We had full force wind all day and night and we had rain! It was madness, but I loved every minute of it. 
 
 
 
I was sticking to my game plan of not moving or recasting. I was happy with the spots I’d found and felt confident, especially in my bait choice. I was using a PVA bag on all three rods with pellet and chopped boilies. I was also throwing in handfuls of freebies every few hours. 
 
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I sat down and made up a few rigs, nothing too complex, just bottom bait blowback rigs. Just opposite my peg was a lovely island with over hanging trees. It looked perfect for a bite so that’s where I placed my 1st rod. My other 2 rods went out in the open on a couple hard spots I found leading around with my marker. I had a CalaFrutti boilie on one rod, a CalaFrutti boilie topped with a CalaFrutti dumbel on the second and on my 3rd rod I had the infamous VNX+ wafter. 
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As the day came to an end and the night was drawing in we'd had nothing, not even a beep or a sign of fish, no shows or bubbles or activity. It was soon time to hit the sack. I woke up at sun rise, around half six. Getting up to put the kettle on, I decided to leave the rods for half an hour whilst I sorted myself out. After my cup of tea and pot noodle, which was banging, I pulled my rods in. I put fresh hook baits and PVA bags on, dipped my hook baits in the CalaFrutti dip and got all then re-cast them to the same spots with the fresh hook baits. My mate at this point had moved from the left of me to the right to try another area. I was still confident my spot looked and felt like it would hold fish in these conditions. With cat fish to 60lb and carp to 40lb I was still buzzing at the thought of hooking one of these lake treasures. A couple of hours passed by really quickly and it was nearly time to pack up, when my Nash siren started singing and dancing!! Line was ripping off and I was in to what felt a very nice fish. After 10 minutes of playing this fish it soon showed and I was happy to say I had caught a stunning mirror carp. It was by no means a lake gem but nearly hitting the 15lb mark I was over the moon . It wasn’t a wasted journey and I had caught a carp . MISSION COMPLETE . Thank you North View Lake . 
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