Tom Maker starts the year off with a mega haul from Linear Fisheries Hardwick / Smiths lake!!
Marc’s Grenville Madness
15th February 2019
During a mad feeding spell, Marc Cavaciuti banked three fish including one of Grenville’s very scaly thirty-pounders.
When we caught up with Marc, this is what he revealed: “I arrived in the midst of the first really big south westerly of the year. With 40mph gusts forecast, for once I opted against lapping the lake and waiting for signs of fish and instead, I chose to go with my gut. The wind was pounding into the corner of the lake, white water waves and spray fogged up the margins. The wind felt really warm here and I knew that there would be fish in front of me.
I knew of a good area behind a weed bed at 100-yards range, but with the wind so strong feeling for a drop was out of the question and the huge bow in the line meant hitting the spot was going to be tricky. Slamming my leads low and really carving them through the cross wind I was happy that I was fishing. I managed to get two rods out having already applied a bit of bait. As I was preparing my last rod, I had a massive drop back, that resulted in a 23lb 5oz mirror that surfed the waves all the way into my net. No sooner had I retained the fish my other rod was away, it scrapped really hard and up to my waist in the lake I took a pounding off of the waves. Luckily With no other lines in the water I had no issues as it surely would have wiped them all out. On the scales this stunning fish weighed 32lb 6oz.
I managed to get my last rod (that still hadn’t yet been cast out) on the spot first time and no sooner had I set the bobbin it pulled out of the clip, resulting in a scaly 12-pounder. Three takes in the space of an hour in a mad winter-feeding flurry certainly made for an exciting spell of fishing!”
Tactics wise, Marc fished with 12mm Peach & Pepper Pop-Ups on Slip-D rigs over a kilo of scalded, chopped and crumbed The Krill boilies.