I recently decided to return to a big pit I had been fishing a few years ago. The conditions for this trip I felt was ideal. I expected the fish to be turning up in a certain bay and my thoughts happened to be correct. I had baited a couple of spots 3 days prior to my trip and the spots was noticeably cleaner on arrival so obviously I felt confident.
I fished all my rods at close range over a mixture or Hinders hemp, tigers and a mix of Mystic Plum and the new Fish Bait. Rig wise I fished my trusted stiff hinges made up with korda components.
A few fish during the day drifted into the area but unfortunately didn't feed. It was not until the following morning when all seemed quiet that my left rod signalled a take. I was on the rod in a flash bending into my first carp of the spring from the pit. The fight was fairly straightforward and it wasn't long until I slipped the net under an incredible looking old mirror. I was elated to have caught another carp from a notoriously hard pit. Weight being completely immaterial but for the record it went 26lb 8oz. The fish I expected was older than myself a true proper big pit carp.