MFS - Bury Hill Fisheries, 30th June 2013
Today would be a pole and feeder attack. so I set up the two 13 metre lines at 2 o'clock and 10 o'clock. I also checked the depth was the same all the way out to 14.5 metres so I could fish beyond my groundbait.
The island was a big chuck, 70-75 turns and I could not reach it with my largest feeder, so I clipped up at around 50 turns.
Bait for the day was F1 Dark Sweetmeal groundbait, dead reds/bronze maggots, Expander pellets (4, 6 and 8mm), sweetcorn and the trusty worm.
Splitting my two pole lines I decided to feed one heavily and one sparingly, so I put 3 balls of groundbait over the 10 o'clock line and 1 ball of grounbait on the 2 o'clock line. The plan was to top up these lines every hour with a single ball of groundbait until I was ready to fish them.
Punching the feeder out baited with a worm tipped with a dead read and settling the rod. I would leave this in the water for about 3 minutes. The feeder rig had a 20" hooklength, old skool fishing! The first 30 minutes I had 10 casts in order to get bait into the area for any passing shoals of bream.
|Marcus, whoa put it away ;-)|
7 bream for a total of 18lb 12oz. Beaten both sides by Marcus and Simon. It was a good tussle with Si, but he got me in the end. Well fished Marcus, only 1oz from winning the golden peg, unlucky mate...
Dark groundbait was key which was a lesson Simon learnt early on. There are plenty of preditors in this lake and the fish where no doubt more confident or a darker groundbait rather than a lighter one which would have showed them up more.