Sutton-at-Hone Kent carp legend ‘Kentish’ Stu Wallis has been in touch with news of three lovely carp caught on a bitterly cold overnighter from a local club pit.
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.
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’.
Ever wondered how Terry ties his chod’s so perfectly? These videos from a few years back show exactly how he does it…