• Posted: 19th July 2022
  • Author: Team DNA

Kieran Duff proved that working hard and changing tactics to suit the conditions and the times of day can often result in success, even when faced with the harshest of weather.

Kieran was fishing Kingfisher Lake at Waterside Fishery in Chesham when his hard work was rewarded with some cracking fish!

“In far from ideal conditions, trying a variety of tactics saw me tempt five fish from five bites,” said Kieran.

“On arrival I saw plenty of carp on the surface, so got the Betastim Floaters out and used a trimmed-down S7 Corker pop-up to tempt the rare Two-Tone Common.

“I continued to floater fish for the rest of the day, but to no avoid, so set up the rods for the evening and at first light managed a smaller dark common on a snowman comprising a Secret 7 Hard Hooker tipped with a 12mm PB pop-up.

“I persisted with the floaters again on Saturday and just before setting the rods for the night managed the sought-after Apple Slice.

“On Sunday they were clearly on the top but really not interested in the floaters, so I kept walking the lake trying to find an opportunity when I came across a group of fish feeding in the edge. I lowered a glugged Secret 7 Corker wafter and a small mesh bag of Betastim Mini Mix amongst them and 15 minutes later had a small, grey-looking mirror in the bag.

“Back to the main swim, I redid the rods with the Secret 7 and PB snowman rigs over a mixture of Secret 7 boilies and on the final morning was one rewarded with a fish that normally goes 30lb, a common known as Pea Head, which was spawned out at 26lb-plus.