Paul Wilson with friends Mike Stacey and Dave Wood Masterclass day at Cross Drove Fishery
This was a special 36th birthday present from Paul’s wife Lauren. The beautiful Cross Drove Fishery was the chosen venue. Matches here are usually won with more than 60lbs and pleasure fishing is always great.
Pauls first fish a brown goldfish
Paul was keen to try out his new pole, so we set up to fish for carp at 10 metres, feeding every cast with a small pot on the pole with maggots and 2mm Van Den Eynde carp pellets as feed. Double maggot on the hook soon resulted in early action with the hard fighting brown goldfish.
Mike with his first fish of the day
Mike was also catching using similar tactics. Dave was fishing in the margins with his split cane rod loose feeding with maggots and pellets using maggots on the hook. He also was soon catching brown goldfish and a good tench was also netted.
Dave into his first fish (yes it’s a split cane rod!!!)
Paul switched to Van Den Eynde Jellets on the hook and this resulted in a late run of big F1′s, and despite the rain, it did not seem to dampen anyone’s spirits. We left the bank at about 4pm, Paul having caught well over 50lbs of fish.
Paul with his catch more than 50lbs of carp
Not bad for his first try at pole fishing.
Here some more pictures:
Feeding with a small pot on the pole was the best method
A big F1
A big perch for Mike
a brown goldfish in perfect condition
A really big F1 about 5lbs
Almost a crucian about 2lbs
It was an all action day for Paul
Mike helps with the net
The small carp fight really well
Dave was overjoyed at catching a tench
Just about ready for the net
Dave with his first carp
Paul was soon into a carp
Split cane Dave was catching well
The rain did not stop the carp from feeding
Well done Paul