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.


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’.


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.


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.


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’.


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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