Linch Hill stunner in the heat

Linch Hill stunner in the heat

Resting his swim and fishing on the back of the wind in the heat worked wonders for Ryan Butt as he banked one of Linch Hill’s most wanted.

Baby Pooley’s tripped up at 44lb 4oz after the Devon angler had played a patient game at the Oxfordshire complex.

Targeting Christchurch Lake, Ryan headed in the opposite direction to the crowds and resisted the temptation to cast out after baiting up.

Baby Pooley's at 44lb 4oz

Baby Pooley's at 44lb 4oz

He told Carpfeed: “The wind was a south-westerly blowing over to the End Trees swim and there was a lot of pressure with lines in the water at that end.

“With the weather turning hot over the next few days I decided to fish on the back of the wind, closer to the shallow end.”

After a quiet night, Ryan spotted fishing showing at 70yds in open water.

“I quickly packed up and moved into a swim directly in front of them,” said the tiler.

Ryan’s initial single-hookbait approach failed to produce so he baited with 25 Spombs of chopped boilies and particles and left the swim to get breakfast and did not cast out until 7pm.

Following a big liner at 5am, Ryan got the bite he wanted at 8am.

“It felt big, and using braided mainline my heart dropped every time it tipped the dorsal. Twenty minutes later she was beginning to tire and I waded out beyond the weed in front of me and placed the net ready.

“There she was, a sight I will never forget, and I slowly eased her into the net!”

A moment to remember for Ryan

A moment to remember for Ryan

RIG AND BAIT

  • D rig
  • Hook: Size 6 Deception Angling Curve
  • Hookbait: Natures Baits Berry Bite wafter
  • Loosefeed: Monster Particles Monster Ghost particles and chopped Natures Baits Alpha boilies
  • Lead arrangement: Helicopter
This fish is one of many stunners at Linch Hill

This fish is one of many stunners at Linch Hill