It's always a little emotional to run my dads match, especially on his favourite lake, Wickwater 2, or Staits. The lake had been fishing quite hard as we had the carp spawning a couple weeks ago and also it was really hot and bright sunshine, so these wise big fish were going to be difficult to catch.
My approach was simple, casters at 6 meters for silvers (loads of roach in this lake) and fish a bomb at 23 meters and a pellet feeder with mircos and 8mm banded pellet on the hook against the rope. Pop ups aren't allowed on the lake.
At the all in, I chucked the feeder tight into the corner of rope/island, for a couple of liners, but if I'm honest, I think they may of been big roach, as I found out my caster line at 6 meters produced quite a few 10 oz roach. So in reflection, not sure if they were carp now..... The pellet feeder produced nothing all match. A bit gutted.
I had two catch on the bomb line, one 13lb 4oz and another 13lber which I thought was going to be 16lb to 18lb..... must of shrunk in the net. Didn't it fight!!!
The roach line was good, but couldn't keep them coming, so was a little surprised to weigh in 17lb. Which was joint best silver weight with Liam Dennick. So all in all, I won the prize for biggest fish, had joint highest weight of silvers, won section, and we raised £100 for cancer research and the South Cerney kindly donated the peg fees, so that's another £120. So £220 for Cancer Research.