The right tactics at Lake Bled
One of the most desirable venues on the planet these days has to be Slovenia’s Lake Bled. Videos by such well-known anglers as Alan Blair have shown just what this stunning lake has to offer, and more and more people are thinking about giving it a go! Duncan Porter is one guy for whom the temptation was just too much and he was soon on his way out there. After speaking with other anglers on the lake, it seemed it wasn’t fishing very well, with very little coming out. However, the one question he always likes to ask is how much bait have they put out and everyone said the same – loads! He also noticed everyone was spodding, so Duncan decided his approach would be simple – catapulting 2kg of 20mm Krill over an area to try get them searching. He also opted to leave the swim without any lines in, until the afternoon. This tactic worked perfectly with the first fish coming within 30-minutes of casting out – it also ended up being the biggest of the trip at 52lb 9oz. He used just 5kg of bait for the entire trip but that still accounted for a further eight fish, including another fifty, at 50lb 2oz.
LAKE BLED SLOVENIA : A great way to get off the mark for Duncan Porter