Clever baiting produces Rockford 50

Clever baiting produces Rockford 50

A crafty baiting campaign saw Danny Holland bag a Rockford 50 after four years of hard work.

The 47-year-old decided to try something different at the big Hampshire pit and it paid off with the capture of “one of the biggest leathers in the country” at 53lb 8oz.

 A hugely impressive fish at 53lb 8oz

A hugely impressive fish at 53lb 8oz

He said: “I started a campaign of baiting six weeks ago in an area not fished a great deal.

“I’ll first introduce Krill boilies and trout pellet and keep this going until the bream, roach and tench clean up the spot a bit. On this occasion, after four weeks and several double-figure bream, the weather had warmed up a bit so – as I normally do – I stopped putting out pellet.

“Using just the Krill boilies I hoped the bream would move off and leave the bigger baits for the carp.

“After two weeks of just boilies I lost my first carp due to a cut off, but at least it was carp action.

“On returning the following week I got the rods and bait back out, and 24 hours into my session at first light I got a one-toner.

“After a short fight one of the biggest leathers in the country was finally mine after four years of trying.”

Danny, who also had a 22-pounder during his four-night stay, used a bottom-bait stiff rig and fished over 10kg of Sticky Krill boilies.  

 Danny's hard work paid off

Danny's hard work paid off