LUKE ON TOP!
A few hours’ surface fishing on his club water saw Luke Godman from Royston hit into a trio fish, including a cracking dark common of 34lb!
Luke almost convinced himself not to go fishing, but as is usually the case, putting in that extra bit of effort saw him enjoy a fantastic little session, with the fish absolutely loving his surface approach.
“To think I thought about not going fishing,” admitted Luke, “but I chucked some bits in the car, including my trusty floaters, and went for a good walk round the club lake. I didn’t see anything until I got into the last swim on my walk around, when I spotted a few fish dotted about the weed, so decided to set up in the swim next door as the weed wasn’t as bad and I came to the conclusive I catch them on the way through.
“Feeding some Mixers, I got some going straight away and had a 22lb common on my first cast! Catching this fish did put them on edge, but they couldn’t resist a Mixer and carried on feeding. Next up was a bionic stockie who destroyed the swim, darting back and forth.
“Again, they couldn’t resist the noise of the Mixers landing on the surface and within 30 minutes they were Pac-Manning again. I decided to target a jet-black fish, casting beyond it and drawing the hookbait back into its path. Wallop! The fish inhaled the Mixer and I could immediately feel it was a much heavier fish as it manoeuvred round the swim. I was thrilled to land a big common obviously down in weight from spawning but in great condition at 34lb.”