I opted to start my season on the Milton Handle lake, a venue which I have always wanted to get my teeth into. Although I work for MKF, my fishing time is very limited, I tend to do mid week sessions, which last no more than 16 hours at a time. My first 10 nights on this mysterious venue resulted in blanks, not the best start! However I did eventually start to get into the fish, catching double-figure carp and good sized tench.
On my fifteenth night I managed to wangle this stunning 27lb common at 10pm, a good start to my quick overnighter! I went on that night to catch another stunning 19lb common and a 7 1/2lb tench, a successful nights fishing in my books!
I am a big believer in keeping things simple and using methods which you are confident in. I started applying the Chemo chilli hemp, sweetcorn and 12m Chemo Baits boilie into a swim which I found was being neglected whilst I bailiffed the lake. I have 100% confidence in the bait which I use, i’ve been using Chemo Baits for six years now and I’ve caulght most of my UK and French fish on it. I know the carp love the bait, so I have no issue in really “filling it in” each time I get down the pond.
Due to work commitments I haven’t managed a night down the Handle for around a month now. However, each time I’ve been down bailiffing, I have introduced around 3kg of my chosen bait on to the areas which I’m concentrating on. I think this is really going to give me the edge when I do manage to squeeze a session in this winter !