• Posted: 25th October 2023
  • Author: Team DNA
The low pressure and high winds came good for Dave Ash on his Oxfordshire syndicate over the weekend, but not before he had to ensure 24 hours of solid rain!
When the rain stopped, he had an opportunity to move and duly grasped the chance, kicking off his session with a couple of twenties to 25lb 2oz and then finishing it off in style on the final morning with a magnificent mirror of 39lb 2oz.
Dave said: “When I arrived at my syndicate, I wasn’t expecting to get on my normal lake, as it was rammed the weekend before and this weekend we had perfect conditions, with it being low pressure and high winds, so I was a little surprised to see a number of pegs free.
“I set up in my chosen swim just as the rain came down, and boy, did it rain! During the first 24 hours it just poured down and the rods remained quiet. I had seen a few fish on the opposite side of the lake and, as luck would have it, the rain stopped and the guy in that peg began packing up. So, after a quick pack up, I was set up in my new peg.
“It turned out to be a wise move, as on the first afternoon I managed two twenties of 23lb and 25lb 2oz, followed by a cracking 39lb 2oz mirror the following morning.
“The bait was my normal mix of crushed and whole Bug and SLK boilies, with some particle mix, all covered in a helping of Calanus Hydro and dusted of Insect Meal. The hookbaits were 15mm match-the-hatch Bug and SLK Hard Hookers, tipped with match-the-hatch 12mm Bug and SLK Corker pop-ups.”