I had a session on my local commercial as the weather was too rough to fish my match, I decided just to have a catch anything kind of day fishing at Greenwood Lagoon pool, which is only a small pool with around 14 pegs, which also has some nice disabled access pegs too and a great stock of fish which included Silvers, Carp, Tench and F1s. My session today was all about trying to catch what I could by using a limited amount of bait which I had brought along.
So, for the session I had brought along some Spotted Fin 6mm Classic Corn Pellets for the hook and some 4mm Boosted Carp Pellets for feed… and I also brought along some Spotted Fin 2mm Classic Corn Ready Method pellets along with 8mm GO2 Classic Corn Method Dumbbells, which I thought would be spot on for a cast around if the pole line was slow.
Arriving at the peg I had the choice to fish the peg directly In front of the island (Flyer) which was around 14m out but decided with the weather being bad to play it safe with a peg next to a submerged tree and the option to still fish to the island but with a feeder rod too.
Setting up 3 top kits I had a 13m line on the deck at 4ft using a DT Floats 0.3g F1 Slim then 2 closer lines at 7m one to the left and one to the right both using DT Floats 0.3g Pinger float with the one to the right being my banker next to the sunken tree… as Julian the owner mentioned that Carp had been caught in previous days near the tree.
Starting off on the long line it felt like an age to get the first bite using the 6mm pellets but stayed with it and it was not long until I had my fish a small F1 around a pound mark, topping the long swim up after every bite with the 4mm Boosted Carp.
I began to notice a lot of feed bubbles around the area so cut out the 4mm Boosted Carp and just fed 3 or 4, 6mm Classic Corn pellets over the top which seemed to work as I managed to get a good run of F1s in the net prior to the swim fading and nothing showing. I decided to fish the bush swim now, again using the 6mm Corn pellets.
I had been feeding the 2mm Classic Corn Method pellets over the area instead of the 4mm boosted carp. First drop in resulted in a 2lb Bream then the next drop in resulted in a 4lb Common Carp. It was a bit of hit and hold over the next hour as I was losing a couple of bigger carp in the tree,
I came off the line and pushed out again to 13m but started to feed the 2mm method pellets over the top as I noticed a few Carp on the closer line where having a munch but the next drop in brought me a lovely Tench (and the first one of the new year), with more F1’s following after that. Moving into the last hour I decided to fish the left side 7m line, by just heavy feeding 6mm pellets by hand and fishing a 6mm on the hook and it went mental. F1 after F1 and needless to say I never had to reach for the feeder rod as the pole lines were on fire.
Finishing the session due to the bad weather I managed to put together a lovely mixed bag on the day with a few Skimmers, F1’s, Tench and a Common Carp, I had around 40lb in my net (where I had permission to use from the owner for 4hrs) then once removed after dinner I manage to click a further 30lb for a total of around 70lb and a great session too.
I have been with Spotted Fin for nearly a year and would like to say the bait choice on offer is fantastic and at the moment the Classic Corn Range of baits are my Goto baits, which will only get better as the warmer weather arrives, I have been using 4mm and 6mm Corn pellets all winter and I have total confidence in the baits used and you can pick up the range mentioned at your local retailer