Tom Maker starts the year off with a mega haul from Linear Fisheries Hardwick / Smiths lake!!
Jon Taylor’s Cold-Water Carnage
20th December 2018
Making the most of a spot of mild weather, Jon Taylor took to his new winter water where he went on to have a very productive afternoon once he had located the carp.
This is what Jon told us about his session: “With some favourably mild weather around I took the opportunity to get down to my winter water for a day session. The great thing about winter fishing is that the banks are generally quieter giving you a lot more scope for being mobile and targeting different areas of the lake for short periods of time until hopefully you find a few feeding fish.
I arrived at the lake just before sun rise and carried out my usual few laps of the lake. With no signs of fish apparent, I started off in a swim which had served me well in recent weeks. After a couple of hours, I was on the move as things just didn’t feel right on this occasion.
Two moves later I found myself in an area where I started getting liners immediately, if I was going to get a bite from anywhere this was going to be it. No sooner after scattering a couple of pouches of Manilla freebies I got my first spell of action.
A chaotic flurry of action brought me two bites in very quick succession, the result was a pair of commons weighing 24lb and 26lb! My final bite of the session came just as the light began to fade and topped off a crazy two hours. I’d been lucky enough to net a 30lb 10oz mirror, which capped off the day wonderfully. As always, the Manilla overcame the cold-water temperatures and produced the goods once again.”