Matthew Forshaw made the most of the few hours he had spare before jetting off on his honeymoon, the result, a Mercers Park 40!
Successful Return to Yateley
10th August 2018
Having had a short break from fishing his target venue, it didn’t take Tom Ward long to get back in to the swing of things, as he went on to bank a true Yateley gem on his return trip.
Tom Explains; “I had just come back to the Match Lake in Yateley, after being away for a week or so, I chose to set up in a swim facing the tip of an island around 60-yards. This is an area where I had managed a few fish off last trip and with the conditions looking the same, it looked prime for a bite.
The swim itself was extremely weedy, and fishing multiple rods would have been tricky. So, with that in mind I decided one rod would be the best way to go. Out went the trusted Amnesia D rig, cast tightly under a bush that was hanging off the island. This was armed with a The Krill Wafter that was tipped with a small piece of white foam, and fished amongst a few handfuls of chopped and whole Krill.
That rod rattled off every morning during my 3-nights, resulting in two 20lb mirrors and finally the incredible “NF Fish” at 35.10, one of the old Yateley originals that very rarely sees the bank, a proper cool carp for sure.”