Mixed nets rule at Grange Park Fisheries
WHEN the float disappears at Grange Park Fisheries it’s anyone’s guess what will be attached to the other end, with big nets of carp, F1s, crucians and silverfish being recorded week in, week out.
Although a memorable session is on the cards from any of the lakes at this popular complex, it is Heron and Osprey Pools that have shone in recent weeks, with a Supercup event producing 100lb weights.
Pole tactics are currently dominating on both, but wielding 16m of carbon is far from essential, with plenty of bites coming at much shorter lengths and good fish to be had in both the margins and near shelf at around 5m, where you will find around 4ft of water.
Try feeding two lines at 10m, but make sure they are well separated. A 4mm expander pellet over a pinch of micro pellets or dead maggots will score well, but a very negative feeding approach is vital to succeed at this time of year pot too many freebies in at the beginning and it will almost certainly spell disaster.
Maggots and pinkies are great alternatives and can help pick up a better stamp of fish when the going gets tough.
They are are excellent for catching the silverfish when the carp aren’t feeding.