Medway Valley Fisheries – Had Anything Mate – June
Well another month swept before our feet! Quite a few fish to report from Brooklands this month so here we go!
Danny Gleed 18lb Mirror from the flame, check out the pants!
His first quick over nighter of the year results in Rockys fish at 35lb 4oz! “A UK pb for me.... well chuffed.”
Stuart Aldridge AKA Sniff
With a stunning 18:02 Fully!
Steve Etherington 43:08 Common
“This was caught on my faithful infinity x 3.5tc rod bait used was from kc baits (labyrinth) lead was a 3oz distance evo’s lead, hooklink was 12inches of mantis 25lb. Hook was evo’s size 6 curve shank and was cast 40 yards to some clean silt with a 3 bait bag and 25 scattered freebies. My goal this year was a few 30s so I’m over the moon with this new pb.”
Next 33lb 8oz common. “Caught in a hole in the weed at 10ft with a few crushed baits from kc baits, using a 2.5 flat lead swivel and a 12" mantis hooklink with a size 6 evo’s kurve shank hook. Rods are infinity x 3.5tc and shimano ultegra 5500 reels.”
Dennis The Bailiff
27lb mirror caught using the new grange.
Dennis also had a 33 from the Big Lake but sorry I do not have the images of that.
Recently did a 20 hour session on Brooklands, “I fished a swim called The Willow and to be honest the main reason I chose that particular swim is because I have never seen it empty before and I figured there must be something good about it.
Any way I fished my right hand rod in the margin on a pva bag of chops and pellets and the other two rods were fished at about 120 yards in line with a bush on the far margin, these were baited with pop ups. I had my first run at midnight, this resulted in a 17lb Common to one of the long range rods. Then at six am I had a run on my margin rod, after a good scrap I netted a pretty 21lb Mirror.
By this time there were lots of fish showing towards the centre of the lake and it wasn't long before one of the long range rods was away again. This fish was obviously something completely different, it went on a couple of long runs and also kited towards the margin about three swims down, luckily as I pulled the fish towards the margin it turned away from the pressure and swam back in front of me, I soon had it on a short line and I caught a perfect view of it through the gin clear water as it swam past the jetty and burried itself under a load of canadian right under the rod tip.
There was a stalemate for a few minutes and I considered going for a swim but luckily Danny Tulley talked me out of it and suggested that I move along the swim too get a different angle on the fish, this worked a treat and the fish came up out of the weed and Danny made no mistake with the net.
I was pretty sure which fish it was from seeing it in the water and to say I was pleased is a huge understatement, she was in great condition and weighed 45lb. The fish fell for a nash pop up that had been glugged in hinders snails concentrate on a multi rig with a lead clip and an Atomic Clam Lock Swivel. Certainly this is one of my fishing highlights and one I will remember for a long time.”
Here’s an 18:06 caught on the Atomic Chodda happy dayz.
And just recently had a good session at the weekend with 31:07 mirror and this 27:14 for good measure both caught on Atomic Jel-E-Wyre and Dung leads.
“Here it is my biggest out of woodlands 24lb 7oz off the surface.” Cracking, well done!
So a consistent winner of this month’s £50 Atomic Tackle goes to Deano Thompson! Well done mate, good angling!
Nothing more for me to report from Brookie, I had a great trip up to Cambridge for a social with a few friends and had three chances landing one Carp!
Until Next Month, Had Anything Mate?
Mick @CockneyCarpr from the lads at Atomic - Thanks.