free next to Turtles and was quite happy to put my name to it.
My tactics were to work a baited area with a mix of maize, VNF and KSC on which I put two rods. Hook baits were match the hatch wafters both tipped with plastic corn.
The third rod was cast out with a solid bag, 4 rod lengths off the spot towards Turtles, with approx. 100 baits scattered with a stick. Again a mix of VNF and KSC. I was hoping that this scattering would draw some of the fish away Turtles and onto my baited area.
The first fish came on Sunday evening to KSC in a solid bag, a 47lb 8oz Mirror called “Errol”
All remained quiet on the spot, so I decided to stop feeding for Wednesday to keep the area quiet. This worked and just before dinner Wednesday evening I had a double-take both from the spot. A 38lb common called “Old Town Road” and a 25lb 8oz common.
After this, the baited area was topped up with 5 spombs each lunchtime or after a fish. All remained quiet Thursday morning, but then 3:30pm a run that turned into my 3rd 40 of the week being 44lb mirror. I had just got this in the net when the middle rod ripped off resulting a very pretty 29lb Scaley Mirror. Leaving both fish in their respective nets I got the first rod backout and had the bobbin ripped out of my hand as a third fish took the KSC wafter. This one was another common at 35lb 8oz.
Total fish for the week was 12, including 3 40’s and 4 30’s. Baiting had worked well with most fish coming to the KSC as they had on Main Lake the previous year in October 2019″