Gallons of maggots helped Kraig Scott blaze a trail on Linear Fisheries’ Oxlease Lake as he scored 39 runs in a three-night session.
The Bicester rod landed 27 of them, with four 20s up to 28lb 6oz and more than 15 doubles.
Kraig, who used the same tactics to bank two 30s to 33lb 14oz on his previous two visits to the water, explained: “The session started as a 48-hour social with a friend but I ended up doing another night as I was doing well!”
The plasterer found a spot on the back of a gravel bar 60 yards out and introduced a total of eight gallons of maggots during his stay.
He said: “I baited heavily to start with, introducing 40 spods. The swim began to fizz and erupted with my left-hand rod ripping off with the first fish at 26lb 4oz.”
Kraig went on to introduce five spods after every fish and two every hour if there was no action.
“I was baiting like a matchman, little and often,” said Kraig, “and the fish just kept coming. This was my best session on Oxlease and best session full stop.”
The successful rigs featured Korda’s N-Trap soft with the last inch peeled back and a size 10 Gardner Mugga hook fished mag aligner style.