• Posted: 27th July 2023
  • Author: Team DNA
A weekend in the Colne Valley saw Ollie Goodhew land five fish on the final morning of his session on Thorney Weir, when conditions dropped absolutely spot on.
A heavy rainstorm and a fall in pressure saw the fish get on the feed on the Sunday morning and Ollie duly capitalised, landing five fish from five bites, including a 32lb mirror and a 30lb common.
“Arriving at a busy day-ticket lake on a Friday after work is always a gamble, but on this occasion was greeted by a quiet lake,” said Ollie.
“With a bad algae bloom, I knew it would be hard going to get a bite, but I persevered, barrowing round to the furthest swim from the car park and spending a good few hours finding spots in the weed and getting a good bed of bait out (chilli hemp, Crayfish Maxi Mix, Crayfish Mini Mix and crumbed-up Bug boilies).
“The first night passed with no action, but with a heavy rainstorm and pressure drop forecast, I knew Sunday morning would be the best chance. Once the rain stopped, the action started at around 4am, with five fish landed from five bites, including a 32lb mirror and a 30lb common.”
All Ollie’s fish were taken on solid bags of Crayfish Mini Mix pellets.