• Posted: 25th April 2022
  • Author: Team DNA
Even when Parco del Brenta in Italy isn’t in the best of form, it still has the potential to make anglers’ dreams come true, as it did for Ash Turner last week!
The 33-year-old from Immingham, Lincolnshire, arrived at the venue to discover it had been fishing slow by its usual standards, but got off to the perfect start thanks to the capture of a mid-thirty common.
“The fish decided to move to other end of the lake after that,” said Ash, “mostly getting caught and showing on the main feature in the lake, the road, where the depths come up to 7ft from 20ft-plus.
“Having studied the forecast, I knew a big pressure drop was due, along with some rain and wind, which was set to blow down my end. Due to my area being featureless, 24ft-deep open water, I chose to give them something to drop down on, starting with 35kg of 12mm Secret 7 boilies, pellets and particles, heavily glugged in S7 and Bug Hydro Spod Syrup, then topping up with another 20kg a day.
“The first bite came in the middle of the baited spot before the wind had swung, producing an upper-forty mirror, then when the weather did change, I managed seven fish, including a massive new PB common of 62lb 2oz!”
At the business end, Ash fished with Secret 7 Hard Hookers, which he tipped with either 10mm PB or Milky Malt pop-ups.