Maggotdrowning - Lindholme Lakes, 2nd May 2013
Peg 43 came out of the drawbag for me. This peg is at the top end of the lake in a bay on the left handside with a very short walk from the car. Arriving at the peg the water was dead calm and there were a few carp lazing about just under the surface.
On my left I had a long margin swim but was restricted on my right handside margin with a tree in the way. I brought out a method feeder and pellet waggler rod just in case but the main pole lines were as follows:
- 14 metre left hand margin swim
- 14 metre in open water straight ahead
- 8 metre left hand margin swim
- top 2 right hand margin swim (at my feet)
Cupped in loose groundbait on the 8 metre margin line and some 6mm hard pellets on the open water swim and pinged some pellets over the 14 metre margin line. I wanted to try and bag a cruising fish so picked up the pellet waggler and had a few cast around near the fish but they simply weren’t interested.
45lb 6oz and a section 3rd which wasn’t bad considering the first hour I hadn’t caught anything at all.
A tough day for many today, the lack of wind and therefore ripple had the fish just lazing around a few inches from the surface not really feeding. Congratulations to Jim who amassed 70lb of carp on his top 2 at his feet feeding loose groundbait and fishing 5 dead red maggots landing fish to 12lb which also knocked me off the largest fish of the festival prize.