Redmire is a small intimate venue and the carp know you are there as soon as you walk through that gate, so staying well back from the water and keeping the disturbance to a minimum is key. After seeing that group of fish I set up two zigs at roughly the height I thought the fish were at, it was all guess work as I didn’t want to spook the fish off straight away. As the day went along and I changed my set up for the night fishing single pop ups. I done a bit of lead work to find the firmest spots I could, being a silty farm pool, it was imperative to find these “hard” spots for the night so I was sat there confident knowing I was on the money.
I put out three Stiff hinge rigs out on helicopter set ups with 3 oz leads and the bead set about 2 feet up just for the added security that I knew I would be 100% presented. I stayed up into the early hours listening and I heard three clear “boshes” down to my left towards the famous dam, this was it I knew I needed to move the next day. Again, like I've emphasized location is key for that end goal capture.
The next morning, I was up and out with the barrow loaded and the boots on, I pushed my way around to Walkers Pitch next to the Boathouse where I felt this would give me the best line lay and angle to fish to what I'd heard the night previous. After settling into the swim and setting up well back from the water I started to look for some firm spots, I committed an hour or so to finding 3 spots and with that done I set out tying some rigs up for my last night on the pool.