On one of these, as we peered into a bit of quiet margin in one of the corners, we saw at least 3 fish slowly cruise past, deep down and hugging the bottom. It was unmistakable that they were up and awake, and more than active enough for a little feed.
It was no surprise that this was on the south facing bank, that got the benefit of the warm sun all day, and with no swims on that bank, it was clear why the fish were there. The nearest swim was on the adjacent bank, but I knew immediately how I was going to fish it.
Once again, the trusty baiting pole came out, but this time I could extend it from that bank, cast over it, and with my friends helping place the rig into the scoop and then drop it perfectly in the margin where we had already seen the fish. I could have cast it, but with the overhanging trees it wouldn’t have been easy, and the pole method was easily the best option, guaranteeing perfect precision every time. This rod had the Ronnie rig on, mounted with an overweighed pink pop up. It also had Mirage fluorocarbon main line all the way through to ensure the line was hard on the deck. It looked absolutely perfect in the crystal-clear water. The other two rods were cast out onto nice firm silty spots at the back of a couple of gravel areas that I found at about 30 yards range.