My fishing in April was all about one session really, the rest of the month being a bit of a ‘non-starter’. Fortunately plenty happened during the 4 night session, so the results kept me satisfied for a while.
The trip was scheduled in the first week of the month, starting mid-week on the Wednesday afternoon and going through to the Sunday morning of the Easter Bank Holiday weekend. There were two target species to aim for, as Mallard Lake on the Bluebell complex has a handful of specimen bream as well as plenty of fast growing carp in the low “doubles” to scrapper 30’s bracket. With the bream being so rare I was planning on fishing for the carp and simply hoping that a bream might make an appearance.
It was already quite busy when I arrived, but there was a swim available that I quite fancied, as it contained a slightly shallower plateau that rose up in front of it from the deeper water in the swims on either side. Casting around a marker float soon had the central area of the plateau located and marked up, while a few casts with just a lead on one of the ‘proper’ rods informed me that the area felt very clean and a perfect area to concentrate the majority of the hookbaits and the main bulk of my intended feed. To kick things off half a bucketful of loosefeed consisting of lots of hemp, some of it containing small snails, mixed boilie chops, whole 10mm Source and crumbed Red-Amo boilies, mixed sized pellets and some flavored sweetcorn was “spombed” out over the spot.