- Peg 7
- 2nd overall
- 16 fished
Drew peg 7 on the match lake, which is a reasonable area, can't complain and has an empty peg to my right.
How I would fish Ivy House Lakes.
Colmic Airon F44 pole
Colmic hollow elastics (white 1.5mm skimmers and blue 2.3 for carp)
Colmic F1 Spider Line 0.152
Colmic Stream hook lengths (0.125 carp and 0.10 skimmers)
Colmic Mikes and Jon Walker pellet diamonds.
No matter where I draw on the Match Lake I will ALWAYS start at 4 sections of my Colmic Airon F44 pole, which is just under six meters. I will have a negative pellet attack. I toss pot 10 pellets before I feed anything else anywhere else in hope for a early carp or BIG skimmer. This works 95% of the time and feed my Line 2 worm mix. However, today i failed to catch short, first time in eight matches this year.
My Worm mix is like a paste and it works on lots of different venues, I caught a lot if fish at Rolfs Lake too. I did have the silver record there too. How I prefer my worm mix is simple, wash worms off to make easy cutting and then add Micros, caster, corn, Bait Tech special G or Bait Tech F1. I didnt feed three kilos of worms to catch over 100lb of skimmers. I do dislike people that spread or try to spread rumours. Who can afford to feed 3kg of worms on one match??? I rarely feed more than 700 grams of worms, as it's bulked out with other key ingredients to catch your target fish (2lb to 3lb bream). I honestly believe my mix is better than a standard mix of "chop worm and caster" and is less risky than cupping in a lot of groundbait in. Results do the talking. Enough said.
Long pellet line. This is something I haven't got sorted. One thing with me, I don't lie. All my posts on my blog are honest and truthful. Pellets are important as if you fish worms all day your unlikely to win both. So pellets have to be on your bait table.
Margins. Ideally you need room and ripple. If you have both, then your lucky ( Martyn Howard draw). My set up is 0.152 spider to Colmic Mike float and 18 hook. This line is incredibly strong and has a fluro Tech, and will get you more bites!!
Bream were a decent stamp, but struggled to keep them coming. Last hour couldn't catch any, gutted and cost me the silvers