Just fishing a day session he was greeted with the aftermath of severe storm weather, with debris littering the banks and surface of the pool, 6 anglers on the water had only one 12lber between them in the last 48hrs so it was looking bleak and unwelcoming.
Bill`s been raving onto me all autumn about his bait and suggesting I get on it, admittedly his catches he's sent in have impressed me, because at times he's had hits when anglers around him have struggled to get a bite. DNA bait is his chosen bait, and he's used most in their range and done well on all the mixes in their stable.
Bill takes up the story about his recent cuttle mill session.......
``It was the day after the storms and the surface of the pool was covered with debris, from branches to leaves, that were an inch thick in places resting on the pools surface.....I had to use very heavy back leads to cut through the debris, and by holding the tips in the air I managed to get the back leads a bit further out into the pool and ensuring I was bedding all my lines down on the lake bed sufficiently . Tiny pva mesh bags with 12mm dna test baits compressed in a stick style was my chosen method.
I knew only a 12lber had been out in the last 48hrs so it wasn't looking good, but careful line lay and tight mesh bags were getting me bites. I managed 3 fish. the biggest being a gorgeous ancient Cuttle Mill Common Carp of 23lb+. These carp date back to the early 70s so they're very special whatever there size.
Your fishing for a bit of history and in this day and age that's increasingly hard to come by........ ``