• Posted: 23rd March 2023
  • Author: Team DNA

Just two sessions into his 2023 campaign on the Keer Lake syndicate at Clear Water Fisheries, Thomas James managed to get his hands on the most-sought-after common in the lake!

Known as Black Eye and weighing in at 43lb 3oz, it was also a new personal best for Tom, who only returned to Keer Lake last week after catching fish to 33lb 4oz over the winter on Kellet Lake.

Tom said: “I started the session back where I caught last week, fishing in 17ft of water. It was quiet to start with, but I had a feeling with the weather coming in the fish would end up back in this area.

“The second morning they turned up in the zone, as I saw multiple shows that morning and the bites quickly followed.”

Tom has three bites in total, with two landed, all coming to PB pop-ups fished over a few kilos of chopped and whole 15mm Bug boilies and corn, which he smothered in Bug Hydro Spod Syrup.