Social result for ice breaker Sean!

Sean Leverett had a productive session recently, even though he was faced with brutal conditions he had a right result, catching three, here’s the full story:

Myself and George Benos decided to go over Bayeswater Day Lake for a 2 night social for my Birthday. The weather was cold but the forecast was saying the temperature was going to stay around –1 so we didn’t think the lake would freeze.

I got 3 baited rigs out towards the centre of the lake. Due to a total leader ban in force I used the Anchor Rig Tube with ejector lead clips and rubbers. I decided to go with short hooklinks using the new Tungsten material and size 7 Curve Shanks tied up as blow back rigs.

Hookbaits were single pieces of ESP buoyant yellow corn with 5 or 6 maggots threaded on above the corn. Small pva bag of maggots were attached and also a mix of maggots, sweetcorn and crumbed boilie was spombed over the area.

That night the temperature dropped to –6 and the lake froze solid but a 6 am one of my rods was away! I had to play the fish in from under the ice and then once I could see it in my margin I had to jump in to break enough ice in order to be able to net it.

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Frozen solid!

It was only a small fish of just over 18lb but i’d never had one from under the ice before. Later that day the ice melted and i was able to get the rod back out and I went on to have a couple more, both around the 18lb mark, both of the same spot’.

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My first fish from under the ice

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E-S-P Video Archive…Part 4

Ever wondered how Terry ties his chod’s so perfectly? These videos from a few years back show exactly how he does it…

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Jo’s Moroccan Bounty!

Jo Green sent us some sunshine with news of her annual trip to Morocco:

Lac Bine l Ouidane is a dammed lake of 4000 – 6000 hectares depending on water level
and the time had come for my annual jolly to this great lake over Christmas and the New Year.

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With back to back sunshine every day the fish were regularly coming to the bank and at times it was hectic, I was frequently running around like a headless chicken. Great entertainment for Mike looking on as the rods kept screaming off, when he wasn’t running around as well.

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The final tally was 50 commons to 52lb 12oz and 3 mirrors to 43lb 7oz, overall weight of fish banked was over half a tonne, back home now for a rest’.

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Tackle used:
E S P Crystal mono 18lb, leadcore leaders gravel , Two Tone hook link silt , Raptor T6 hooks size 3 and giant plastic corn

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