Five thirties in big haul from Suffolk Water Park

Dean Vaughan and his fishing companion James Swayze enjoyed a memorable session on Suffolk Water Park’s Big Fish Lake, landing 19 fish between them.

The Norfolk-based duo’s haul included five different thirties to 34lb and all came after a change of swims 24 hours in to their five night session.

“The lake was packed with anglers when we arrived so we dropped in to pegs five and six which were free. We’d heard that pegs 10 and 11 had done a couple of thirties earlier in the week, so when the lake quietened down we decided to move as we hadn’t seen any signs of fish in our original swims,” said Dean.

Spreading their rods between the central channel and the far margin the pair enjoyed the majority of their sport during the hours of darkness.

“The fish were obviously using the channel to move from one area of the lake and into deeper water water during the night,” explained Dave. “I managed fish of 34lb, 31lb 8oz and 31lb 12oz along with several twenties and a couple of doubles, and James had a common of 32lb 8oz, a mirror of 32lb 12oz and a three twenties.”

They both put their faith in snowman rigs using a new boilie on test for Carp Baits UK on Korda Kurv Shank hooks and IQ fluorocarbon hooklinks.