As the temperatures start to drop maggots come into their own as one of the main winter edges. Sean Leverett employed the ‘germs’ approach last week and was rewarded with a lovely common, well done Sean!
‘With work starting to slow up a little now I managed to get in a few days fishing over on the Bayeswater Syndicate.
I opted to go on the back of the wind as it was a few days old and I thought they may have backed off it by now. I’d fished the area a couple of times before so knew where I wanted to fish the rigs. The last 8 or 9 carp had been out on maggots and the boilie fishing had all but stopped so with this in mind I got some red maggots on my way to the lake.
I decided on Multi rigs with our own 12mm Red Seal pop-ups attached with a small bunch of red maggots tied at the top to form a medusa rig. Pva bags of mixed boilie crumb and red maggots were then glugged in Pro Amino liquid before being attached and cast to a deep silty gully at 55 yards. On my second morning I had a strong take and after a short fight landed this 37lb 8oz common.
Rigs consisted of a size 6 Stiff Rigger and the soon to be released Tungsten Loaded hook link material in 25lb. Ejector Lead lead clips and Flexi Anchor Tube due to the no leader ban. 18lb Syncro Loaded main line finished off the set up. The pva bags were made up using the 32mm PVA Mesh Kit’.