BREAD TAMES TRENT
Commons of 29lb 15oz and 26lb 6oz to simple approach
ROVING approach with a float on a flooded River Trent gave Mitchell Godfrey an opening-day personal best.
The river guide, who lives on a boat on the Nottinghamshire waterway, used floatfished bread to tempt a 29lb 15oz common and then another of 26lb 6oz.
“The new river season couldn’t have started much better for me,” said Mitchell. “I’m buzzing from this one!”
A 5am start in a marina produced no carp, so he headed to some slack water away from the up-and-coloured main river.
“I love fishing slacks on flooded rivers,” said Mitchell.
“The fish seem to congregate in them, not wanting to battle against the current.”
After baiting a weedy backwater spot with corn and pellets, Mitchell watched the England v Wales game before returning with a loaf of bread to present a slowsinking hookbait.
“Within minutes the float was bobbing so I knew something was on the bait. It didn’t take long