Splashing pellets tempts record Wrightington haul

A decision to drop pellets in from heights of over 20ft via a pole cup has helped a pleasure angler bag the biggest weight ever taken at a popular commercial complex.

Dale Calvert had struggled to fire pellets to his target zone due to a blustery wind during the session at Wrighington Fisheries so reverted to tipping his freebies in via a pole cup from a great height to create a loud fish attracting noise upon impact with the water.

It was a tactic that worked wonders for Dale, with 83 carp and numerous tench, roach and bream responding to the commotion.

“I’ve been fishing the venue for a number of years but this way of feeding has taken my angling to the next level. It was none stop action on the day and I’ve been back and made it work just as well on several occasions since,” explained Dale.

For a more in-depth report on Dale’s tactics, pick up a copy of next week’s Angling Times, out on the shelves Tuesday July 12.