Two years since plans for the HS2 rail link forced its closure, Cuttle Mill has re-opened with a bang.
The famous Birmingham venue still faces an uncertain future, but it re-opened last month to day-ticket anglers.
One of those to take advantage was Matt Rhodes, who managed nine bites for four fish in 36 hours.
He said: “Cuttle Mill holds a special place for me, as my childhood personal best came from there.
“It was fantastic to get another opportunity to fish what I believe to be the best water within the Birmingham postcode.”
Fishing a swim with access to marginal trees and an island, Matt opened his account quickly with a 20lb common carp, followed by a mid-double mirror.
“With the blank off the cards, fishing became more comfortable over the rest of the session and after introducing around 5kg of boilies, the bites came thick and fast,” said Matt.
“My trip ended with nine bites which resulted in four fish, including a 29lb 10oz mirror.”
Matt fished More Takes Promatein Liver and Liver White Tipper boilies on snowman rigs made with Nash Triggalink and size 5 Fang Twister hooks.
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