Short-session success has been the order of the day for Ches Boughen at Bundy’s Pit in Cambridgeshire.
Having left the fish to spawn for more than a month after catching a 49 off the top, the tackle-shop boss instantly got back in the groove with a 42lb 10oz common, three 30s and two 20s in three quick trips.
Generally fishing for no more than 12 hours overnight, Ches has taken fish off the top and on the bottom over bait.
The 42-pounder, which had never topped 40lb before, came on a Mainline Milky Toffee pop-up over 8kg of Hybrid boilies, while two more 30s came from the Car Park swim as Ches took his kit back to his vehicle at the end of an overnighter.
“I thought I’d spod some chummies out,” said Ches, “But as I retrieved the first one I saw the water in the edge had clouded up. I lowered a hinge rig in and it was away within three or four minutes with a scraper 30.
“After I put that back they started feeding on the surface and I had a 33-pounder off the top!”
Ches has now had 35 fish from the tricky venue since April.