Month of baiting pays off on style

John Waller potted a brace of 30s off a snooker-table-sized clear spot at a tricky park lake.

The Chatham rod tempted mirrors of 39lb 8oz, 36lb 2oz and 24lb during a 48-hour session on the Kent venue.

The successful spot had previously been covered by a layer of silt, but John introduced 5kg of Dynamite Crave boilies four days before his trip and baited with an additional 13kg during his session and the fish responded by leaving the area spotless.

The 39-year-old said: “I’ve been baiting the area for about a month and when I got there I cast a bare lead about and the clear spot was about the size of a snooker table and just as hard.”

The spot, about 60 yards out, produced the first fish of the session in the shape of the 36lb 2oz mirror at 11.30am on the second day, followed by the largest fish the following morning at about 9am. A 24-pounder rounded off the action three hours later.

“It’s fished very hard this year and I think two fish in 72 hours has been the best session on there this season so to have three in 48 hours isn’t bad,” said John.

John used mixed sizes of Crave boilies on snowman rigs comprised of 25lb Rigmarole Skinfull and size six ACE Continental Xtra Strong hooks.