- Jun 18, 2018
Fished here a few times, nice fairly easy commercial, but today I took my old Milo pole out of retirement. Must be 8 years since I used a pole, decided to fish the pole as bites can be hard to hit cleanly on the wag, lots of missed bites or foul hooked fish. Only elasticated 1 kit, 8-10 Middy hi viz, Middy carpbuster 3 x 9 (shot) carbon stem float. .12 line to .11 bottom with size 18 B611 (fish not too big, mainly), fishing a swim about 2' deep @ 8mtrs. Soon got back into the swing of things, started on banded pellet, then onto corn and started getting better fish. Ended up with over 40 carp from 2 - 5lb and one small tench. Only hook change was when the stonfo opened and I lost the whole rig, hardly foul hooked any until late afternoon when they all started to come up for the feed,not just my swim, but loads on the surface all over as it warmed up. Enjoyed fishing the pole again, and 3 things I discovered, 1, I need a side puller, 2, my new Sonik landing net head is far too deep. and 3, I shouldn't have sold my old Milo box as could have done with a spray bar.