After a recent spell of baiting regularly on a lovely Southern pit that I’ve been fishing, I got out on the bank and enjoyed a hectic few nights last week on the spot. I know the lake responds well on the big moon phase, so I timed my recent overnighters accordingly.
Fishing to a lovely smooth silty area that is surrounded by gravel at 40 yards range, I opted for a terminal setup I have complete faith in. This was hinged stiff rigs tied up with a size 5 Covert Chod hook, 25lb Trip Wire, a 30lb Mirage fluorocarbon boom section, and the new Camflex Leadfree leader material (this stuff is simply awesome). A setup that has never let me down ultra strong reliable products as with everything that comes from Gardner!
All three rods were baited with a white Northern Special and primed with a few kilo’s of CC Moore’s Equinox boilies in a mixture of 15’s and 18mm’ers each night.
Well, I’m glad to report that I struggled to keep the rods in the water for the three nights, which was hard when you’re off to work every morning, and not getting down ‘till 9pm (as I always like to put my children to bed before nipping off fishing!).
I had a couple of lovely mirrors, one of which doesn’t grace the bank very often, and a couple of mid twenty commons – and I’m pretty sure that one of these had never seen a hook before which is always a huge buzz! Unsurprisingly it fought like an absolute demon. Obviously all fish are down on weight as they had spawned a few weeks back now.
The lake has a massive head of ‘cricket bats’ (small commons) which obviously cause havoc as they tend to make getting through to the ones you really want to catch all that more difficult. During the frantic few nights angling I also slipped the net under a couple of lovely mid-twenty mirrors, sadly two fish that I’m tired of seeing now…
I shall keep on plugging away on as there is a prize that’s really worth the effort still waiting to grace the bank, and it’s that fish that’s keeping that fire burning all so brightly!