Maggotdrowning - Lindholme Lakes, 30th April 2013
As most anglers who read this blog will know the draw queue is normally a hand diving fest! I reached into the bag and pulled out Peg 35 which was in the bay at the top of the lake. It has an aerator straight ahead at around 16 metres which is an obvious target area.
Willows tends to be a lake suited to the pole and as such I set-up the following:
- 13 metre pole line to the aerator
- Left hand margin line
- Right hand margin line
- Bomb rod, just in case
I kicked off my margin swims, the left hand margin with corn/hemp and the right hand margin with meat/hemp and the 13 metre line with a half pot of dampened 6mm pellets. Dropping on the 13 metre line with a single grain of sweetcorn on the hook, the float dipped and a small skimmer was bagged.
54lb 10oz and a section 2nd, pipped by Adam (DumDum) who had 7oz more than me! The Mirror Carp weighed in at 10lb 7oz, the biggest fish of the festival so far and in-line to win a bottle of whiskey ;-)
I had restored my faith in sweetcorn. It had produced the bites all day long. I did try meat on the margin’s but corn was getting more bites. I had the wind coming into my corner all day and I think that helped bring the fish in. I had fed almost a full tin of corn, half a tin of meat and also half a bag of 6mm pellets. Roll on Oasis tomorrow!