November 03, 2011 1 min read

With my target water slowing down and just getting back from Abbey Lakes it was time to have a go for a fish that has been on my mind for a long time now. After speaking to Mark at the lake I soon had some over nighters booked but the lake was really busy and only 2 Thursday nights were available at first and both ended in blanks. I had been baiting several spots with a mixture of 10mm Mainline Cell boilies,Cell Response Pellets, Salamiz Hemp and Mini Combo Pellets.

When I returned back to the lake on Monday afternoon there were five anglers on, but to my surprise no one was in the swim I had been baiting. With the spomb rod already clipped up I baited with around 3 kilos of mix and then placed 2 baits on the spot. My first take ended in me losing a good fish at the net. I then landed a 22lb mirror and spodded another couple of kilos of mix.

I was up at 6am to pack up as I had to be off the lake by 7am. At 6.30am my right hand rod was away, and after a good battle I slid the net under a cracking mirror. I thought the fish was a good forty, but when I lifted her out I soon realised it was the big girl on the scales, she went 60lb 6oz I was over the moon.