39lb common from 38ft of water

A deep clay spot in 38 foot of water produced this immaculate 39lb common for Lee Walton during his latest session on the notoriously tricky Bundy’s Pit near Peterborough.

The 45-year-old Wickersley Angling Centre employee had spent three days in the swim without any action so moved to a different area. However, he felt certain that with his lines out of the swim the fish would have moved over his original baited spot so decided to up sticks once more and head back to his first peg.

His hunch paid off when he hooked in to the impressive specimen shortly after his return.

“The fish in Bundy’s are very old and as such are well aware of factors such as lines in the water,” Lee told Angling Times. “I’ve seen them in past move on to people’s bait once they’ve packed up and left so I felt sure that if I could let them feed confidently without my lines in the water I would have a better chance of catching one.

“Fishing in 38ft of water might sound quite extreme to some people but Bundy’s is very deep and the fish will quite happily feed in these depths.”

Lee offered home-made 12mm fruity pop-ups over 2kg of freebies on hinged-stiff rigs tied with Fox Coretex Stiff booms and Rigidity hook sections attached to size 7 Arma Point SR hooks.