Trinity Lake, The Cut - 30th May 2012
I did set up a maggot feeder to try and plunder the far margins for any Irish tench...
First couple of trots down and feeding about 15 caster every time I soon found the kill zone and the float buried with the first hybrid in the net.
This was real simple and enjoyable fishing, after a couple of hours I changed to a caster hook bait which produced a better stamp of fish.
Francis gave me some great tips during the day and also mentioned that the hybrids were quite territorial and will the bites would tail off, they were still in the swim were the feed was going in you just had to adjust something, like depth or holding the float back a bit more to get them back on the hook.
The action kept on going for the majority of the day. The rest of the lads were also having a good day and we were all catching good fish.
I helped Dave and Francis with his catch shots and what an impressive net it was, an estimated 65lb of mixed silvers!
I weighted in 16lb of fish and took the top weight, partnered with Malcolm we took team honours that day.
Simple tactics produced a great days sport. The weather was a lot better, overcast with a good ripple on the water. Light lines (0.12), small hooks and light elastics were the order of the day. A fantastic days fishing!
|Paul's catch, around 6lb of mixed silvers|
|If your names not down, your not coming in! Bouncer Malcolm with his net of the day|
|A very happy me, with 16lb of mixed silvers|
|Says it all really!|
|Francis McGoldrick making it look easy|
|65lb of Roach, Bream, Perch and Hybrids|