• Posted: 2nd August 2023
  • Author: Team DNA
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.”
Luke got the fish feeding on Mixers soaked in Salmon Oil and Bug Hydro Spod Syrup that had been coated in Insect Meal and then received his bites on Bug Corker pop-ups.