44lb common from the margins at Bluebell Lakes

44lb common from the margins at Bluebell Lakes

A debut trip to Bluebell Lakes yielded this 44lb common from the margins for Stephen Green.

Setting up on Kingfisher Lake at the popular Northamptonshire day-ticket complex, Stephen was able to fish “up close and personal” in the edge.

 44lb of margin-caught common

44lb of margin-caught common

He said: “I was itching with excitement, fishing a new venue not knowing anything about the place.

“I had a walk round and decided on fishing Point Two, which gave me a lot of water.

“I got some great advice chatting with [venue regular] Gary Denniss about the carp in the lake. I found some clear areas in the thick weed but nothing much happened over the first two nights.

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“Fish had been jumping in the darkness which needed to be investigated. On Wednesday morning I climbed a few trees and I found a group of fish really flanking in shallow water.

“This is my sort of fishing – up close and personal, setting my traps and keeping quiet watching how they feed.

“Nothing happened the first night so I redid the rods. It was soon time to sit back and be patient.

“At 7.30am on Friday away went the middle rod off the spot where I had seen them flanking.

“I didn’t hang around too long to get it in the net and I saw my prize with a new UK pb 44lb common. I was well chuffed.  Two hours later I unfortunately dropped one coming from the same area.”

RIG AND BAIT

  • Line aligner
  • Hookbait: CC Moore Odyssey XXX bottom bait
  • Loosefeed: CC Moore Odyssey XXX boilies
  • Hook: Size 5 Nash Twister
  • Hooklink: Brown Fox Cortex Matt
  • Lead: 1oz pear
  • Leader: Clear Korda Safezone