Location: Beeston canal, rear Boots entrance 1km towards the Trent.
Set off at 7:30 fishing at about 810 one rod with v small popup bream, v light tackle.
Lure fishing on the other.
There was, what sounded like, a huge fish taking fish in the reeds nearby, i tried casting slightly upstream of it a few times without snagging anything(a skill a have not mastered yet).
Eventually the rod end started twitching, but yet again, no bite alarm indication. I lifted the rod off of the rests, when i was sure the potential Zander was on, and struck into it. The following was the result, a 3lb 12oz pikelet.
I tried a new tactic of holding the rod and twitching the bait (like an injured fish) and had instant take.
Again it was really light bite and again i let it swallow the bait and struck. This time it came off about 4 foot from the net... didnt get to see it :-(... was it a Zander? probably not, but my luck will change soon :-)
Left about 10pm...