• Posted: 19th May 2023
  • Author: Team DNA
Thomas James’ latest Keer Lake captures almost didn’t happen, as he had practically packed up before he started seeing activity on his spot.
Calling in an extra night on the Clear Water syndicate venue, Tom got the rods back out and went on to land a new thirty for the venue in the form of a stunning, dark common, backed up by two mid-twenties.
“Timing was everything with these captures,” admitted Tom, “as I was packed up after doing a night and had seen no signs of activity in my zone.
“Everything was back in the van with just my bivvy left to pack up. Whilst walking back to my swim, my baited area then started to fizz followed by a few shows in quick succession. Having another night available, I quickly got the rods back out and the bites followed. The biggest was a mega dark 30lb common, a new thirty for the venue and a fish that doesn’t see the bank that often, backed up by a couple of mid-twenties.
“All the fish were caught on Bug Corker pop-ups over a few kilos of Bug and Switch chops, corn and pellet.”