The wind was much stronger than the forecast and after a few hours and some fish later, we decided to make our way across to the Islands for a welcome break from the wind, however it didn't feel right around this area, it just seemed unproductive water to both of us. A few casts later and we were heading down to tower bank, this area had been producing good numbers of fish this season.
We managed a couple more rainbows around tower bank, before gradually making our way back towards the lodge. Like all fishermen, I can get carried away at times, but I kid you not when I say that these rainbows fight harder than anywhere else I've fished. Their extreme fitness could be put down to the deep strong currents they endure, or an abundance of quality food sources at Carsington, who knows, but these stubborn buggers always amaze me with their dogged determination to be free. Below is a lovely pot bellied rainbow which had me round the boat 3 times, and although I say it again, these fish will not be bullied, no way.
I feel priveleged to have Carsington as a local fishery, and believe it to be one of the superior Reservoirs in the UK. The scenery is great, the fishing is awesome and the facilities/service excellent. If you haven't fished Carsington already, you don't know what you're missing.