So the pattern continued, I would normally fish in the deepest end for the night as it looked like they came in to that end during darkness. Then pack the bed and bivvy away and go looking for them in the morning.
End of January we did see some snow and saw me rushing down the A19 to try and catch a snow carp. With an accident on the way into Malton a hairy drive on an untreated back road soon had me pulling up in Welhams car park.
A strong breeze made fish spotting very difficult so I dropped into New Peg 10 (old 9). This would give two options. First intercepting fish moving to and from the deeper end. Second being close to pegs 11 and 12, an area that the fish seemed to like being in during the day time.
The night did not provide any fish and I woke to a bright windy cold day. The ground was frozen solid around my bivvy. Finding them was going to be hard in this wind.
Then just before 9am and bivvy collapse time a Green Cell Camo Cocoon that had been sat all night 10 yards off the corner of the island had been picked up by one of the ever faithful Welham Commons. No need to go looking blank was saved.