Deep-water success at bottomless Bundy's Pit

Deep-water success at bottomless Bundy's Pit

Received carp wisdom says it pays to fish deep water in winter, so it’s perhaps no surprise Dave Pagett has been bagging up in 35ft.

Targeting the famously deep Bundy’s Pit in Cambridgeshire, he has managed eight fish in three nights including three 30s to 37lb 12oz.

 Dave's biggest of his recent good form went 37lb 12oz

Dave's biggest of his recent good form went 37lb 12oz

The hot streak began with a 24-hour session and the capture of one of the venue’s home-spawned specimens.

Said Dave: “I recently went for a 24-hour session at Bundy’s Pit and was rewarded with a brace of 30s. The common was 31lb 12oz and the mirror was 31lb 8oz.

 This common weighed 31lb 12oz

This common weighed 31lb 12oz

“The mirror is a stock fish that was grown on from fry taken from the lake and reintroduced at around 5lb some years ago and is the second one known to reach 30lb-plus.”

Fresh from that success, Dave returned for a 48-hour session.

He said: “I decided to fish the same area of the lake that I had received success on the previous week. I targeted the same old spots in 35ft of water with my ever-faithful rigs.

“Over two nights’ angling I managed six fish with the largest going 37lb 12oz!”

Dave scattered large amount of 10mm CC Moore Live System boilies widely over the area and fished double matching hookbaits soaked in Amino Blend 365.

 This 31lb 8oz mirror was grown on from fry taken from the lake

This 31lb 8oz mirror was grown on from fry taken from the lake