Masters is off to a flyer
Well…. what a start to the campaign on the new water! After the off season & the several walks round my target water for this season trying to soak up as much visual info as possible, I finally got out there bank side on Friday night through Sunday morning this weekend.
Despite the strong NE wind kicking up for most of the weekend and through to Saturday evening, on early Saturday evening I managed to bank one of the lakes larger residence, a common at 29 lb 4 oz. It’s not one of the “Big 4” but (or my target 30+ common) but its one for the books & an new PB to boot!
The New Washed Out 16 mm Pink Pop-up did the business AGAIN, simply soaked for 48 hrs in the Bait Boost Glug & dressed with the Bait Mist before launching into the depths.
Rig wise, this was taken on a Ronnie rig, size 6 Kurve fished over 25 or so System X 16 mm & 20 mm freebies in gravel colour. These were prepped in a tiny bit of glug & also some hemp oil. These were left soaking for 2 weeks in an airtight container. (they were still beautifully soft afterwards, the sign of a good bait!)
The carp wasn’t the only fish to hit the net. I was blessed with two clonking Bream around 8 lbs or so, one taken on the 16 mm white washed out pop-up & another from the deck using one of my prepped freebie baits using the blow back rig from Leon Bartropp’s instructional video.
Anyway, until next month guys, tight lines & all the best.