A change of venue resulted in a lovely result for Sean Leverett, well done Sean! Here’s how it happened:
‘I’d been concentrating on a large low stock non publicity pit for most of the spring but this week I just fancied a break from the place so decided to have a look over on Bayeswater, a lake i’d had a ticket on for some time but was still yet to ever fish.
I arrived at the lake mid morning on Monday and on walking round i saw a few fish showing just off the end of a strong south westerly that was blowing. I was tempted to fish this area but decided to continue to have a good look.
While looking, out the corner of my eye I was sure I noticed a fish show tight to the bank on the back of the wind. As I started to look properly at the area it soon became apparent that there was actually a few fish present as over the next 30 minutes I saw a further 8 shows, all on the back of the wind in the calmer water.
I decided to set up in this area and after a short while i’d found a couple of nice spots close in up against a small weed bed in the slightly shallower water. I then walked a rod down my right margin and flicked a rod out to where i’d seen the first fish show, tight to the bank. All rods were set up on multi rigs constructed using the new prototype ESP Tungsten hooklink material in 25lb along with the prototype Stiff rigger hook in size five.
Ejector lead lead clips and flexi anchor tube completed the set up. Mainline was the 18lb XT Loaded. All rods had home made cork ball pop-ups on and all were baited with a kilo of a home made spicy red fishmeal.
With the rods out and baited i set up the rest of my kit and continued to watch the fish roll. Just on 8pm and within just a few hours of getting the rods out I had a take on the margin rod and after a short but hard margin battle i netted what I could see was a decent sized fish. It turned out to be a fish known as The Equals Linear, a fish that only a couple of hours earlier I spoke about to a couple of the other members and said it was one i’d love to have!
At 37lb 10oz it was a healthy weight too and with a few pictures taken the Linear was slipped back to her home. That turned out to be my only carp of my 48hr trip but it seemed the tench like my bait too as I had a couple of them on my 2nd morning. All in all it was a nice way to open my account on a lake I’d never fished’.