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A Trio of Forty Commons
20 minutes. Grassy would have been
my preferred choice of swim, but
another member had already claimed
it, so it was off to the Wides. By the
time I had set up and was ready to
position my baits, the fish had calmed
down with only a couple of shows
every hour or so. I found a couple of
clear spots in the weed at about 60
yards and baited up with a couple of
kilos of Top Banana and matching
pellets.
Surprisingly the session started off
really quietly, and it wasn’t until Tuesday afternoon that I got my first take
from the baited area, which resulted
in a nice 30lb common. An hour later
the right hand rod was away, this
time with a 27lb 8oz common, and at
that point I was convinced more
action would follow, but unfortunately
it all went quiet again apart from the
odd bream.
I didn’t see any more fish show
anywhere until Thursday afternoon
when they started showing in front of
Lorries swim and around the entrance
to the Little Lake. My session finished
on the Friday, but I was eager to get
back down as soon as I could. I knew
the Little Lake could be good for a
fish, especially after seeing them in
the entrance to it. I had to be away
from the lake for three days and
couldn’t return until the Monday
morning, which is exactly what I did.
I arrived midmorning and headed
straight for the Little Lake. Upon having a good look around, unsurprisingly to me there were a lot of fish
present, which had obviously done
what I had expected and moved in
three days previously. I found a couple of the bigger residents tucked
away in the corner and got all my
gear round and set up as quickly as
possible.
Keeping things as quiet as I could I
trickled a bit of bait in around the
area. The fish were visiting and by
1pm the traps were set. Half an hour
later a couple of fish had swam over
the spot, and on a couple of occasions
(Top) Spangles at 40lb.
(Left) And off she goes.
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