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FAS - Badshot Lea Little Pond, 20th May 2018

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No match this weekend so I decided to head back to Badshot Lea small pond, peg 38 to test a theory I had after my previous weeks match.  The theory?  Well more groundbait on one line to hold the larger fish  together with some hook bait changes.

Weather was very similar to the previous week together with quite a few carp anglers at the bottom end which almost simulated the match conditions of the previous week. My aim was to start my "match" at 10:30am and fish until around 2pm.

Set-Up
Longer feeder line this time, just short of mid way.

14.5 metre lines same as the match, 11 and 2 o'clock.

I set up two different pole rigs this time, one that was around an inch overdepth and the other a double bulk where the second smaller bulk where actually on the deck looking for the tell tail lift bites.

Bait, maggot, caster, micro and 6mm pellet. Groundbait was a 50/50 mix of a method mix and dark sweet fishmeal F1.

All-In
Rather than pot in 8 balls of groundbait on the righ…

FAS - Badshot Lea Little Pond, 13th May 2018

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Blackwater River as it's named after the river that runs through the pond. Stocking wise it's dominated by silvers, roach, tench, bream, perch and the odd crucian carp together with their larger cousins of carp to 10lb.

See more about the pond on Farnham Angling Societies website, more here

The Draw 
The far bank is where we would be drawing pegs for with plenty of space between the anglers as the pegs in the bag went from 26 through to 40. The banter at the draw was that the lower pegs would be where the bream. My home for the day would turn out to be peg 38.

Set-Up
I spent around 10 minutes with the bomb rod checking the depth on what would be the feeder line and opted for an area at around 25 metres where I found some gravel although the overall depth of the lake is pretty shallow at around 4 feet.

Pole lines were:
14.5 metres at 11 O'clock 14.5 metres at 2 O'clock 6 metres straight ahead 6 metres down the right hand margin  The bait menu consisted of maggots, cast…