Some notable fish from Brasenose one
However, the lakes can now be regarded as a bit tricky, especially if they shut down, which every now and again they have a habit of doing. With that said, a fish actually showed literally five yards out from the bank where the weed just started on top of the shelf. I quickly made up an IQ D rig and using a ball of worms as a hookbait, flicked it out into the area where the had fish showed. I then went about putting two spombs of chopped worm over the top and when I say it happened quickly, it happened quickly. After maybe a minute of my rig being in the water, I was away, with a lovely 24lb scaly mirror. With this success I decided to add a kilo of chopped worm to my spod mix to see if this would make a difference to my spot.
Once the rigs were refreshed and the spot ready for the final night I rebaited with the chopped worm and decided to order a takeaway and have a social with Rich Shenton. We were just about to tuck into a pizza when my middle rod signalled a funny take. I hit into the fish and after a long slow battle I landed what looked to be a decent fish. After getting my rod back out onto the spot we dealt with the fish which weighed 34lb – what a result! As far as I was concerned this was job done and although I went on to catch quite a few more fish through my last night and the next morning, the 34-pounder was without a doubt the highlight of the session.
The following morning my time had come to an end and I’d managed 16 fish in the time we were at the venue. That may or may not seem like a lot of fish considering the stock that the lake holds, however, when you consider I fished on a bank holiday with 42 anglers fishing in 42 pegs and only three of us caught, I think that speaks volumes. The lake had turned off to a large extent, so to even get a bite was a result. It just goes to show that if you fish sensibly, work your swim and remain confident, you can get bites regardless of the conditions. Linear Fisheries needs no introductions but whether you’re after bites, big fish or even both, this venue has it all.
Be lucky, Loz.
ABOVE Sitting down for a late night brew with Rich Shenton