The first 30 seconds on Peg 6 were bite less when i had my first fish , a carp , that smashed me up . One rig gone so another went back on and the bites did continue with a procession of Rudd and Perch and odd Roach . Many small fish at first but eventually the Larger Roach and Rudd came through . Later i had three Crucians , lost another Carp then lost a sizeable tench . Eventually i had 91 fish in total for a mostly enjoyable day .
Mick was on Peg 2 and had also locked horns with some Carp and good sized Tench that defeated him however he did master 3 Tench , 4 Crucians and a 10oz Carp with a splattering of decent Roach . The fish he lost would have doubled his weight but this is the chance you take fishing next to lily pads .
Dogious Roachious Rutilus rutilus
The author with a fine catch
Fantastic conditioned fish
Approx weight was 12lb with those 3 lost Tench it could have ben a lot more and he dropped two dog roach !
All in good nick
Hat trick of Crucians
Tactic for the day was fishing a top 5 over potted ground bait mixed with dead maggot and hemp. Also fished a top 2 plus short 4 and had most of my large Roach almost at the back of the keep net .
Baits were Red maggot and double pinkie . Mick did well on the same but caught good Tench on the Worm .