We went to Crowsheath Fishery and fished the main lake. On arrival I spent some time looking around, hoping to see some signs of fish so I had a chance of catching. It’s hard to make an article if you don’t cant!!!
After fishing for a couple of hours I decided on a move to another area where I had seen some signs of movement. We humped all the gear 200 metres along the bank and set up in a bay with a lot of reeds on the far margin.
I spodded out a mix of maggots, hemp, crumbed boilies amd corn. This was just off the reed line as I wanted to draw the fish out from their shelter. I then cast a rig just past the baited area so the first thing they found would be my hookbait.
For the next hour I could see silt being kicked up but was getting no signs of a bite, so I decided to cast a little closer to the reeds, landing just short of them. That was fishing with Nashy’s fake corn on a KD rig, on the other rod I was using a blow back rig with an Amber Strawberry boilie, a well proven winter bait.
I was still seeing silt kicking up around both baits so was hopeful of a bite. An hour later and still nothing! I reeled in the boilie rod to change presentation and put on a fresh bait when the other rod bent round. Grabbing the rod and leaning hard on the fish to get it out from the shelter of the reeds, I soon had it in open water and played it out.
Not a big fish at 8lb6oz, but seeing as nothing had been caught from this lake in over 2 weeks and the weather conditions were poor with very high pressure, bright sunny skies and a howling cold wind, a result is a result.
The article is now in the magazine and is in the shops.