Havannah Flash, St Helens. 14/6/20.

The thunder storms we had last night and through the night put paid to the good weights coming out of this water the last few weeks. It was hard for everyone, just 6lb 9oz taking the glory! I was drawn Peg 4 today, not a shabby place to sit and it has been fishing well for the last 2 weeks or so. Pegging on the front of the flash can be dodgy as there is a packed stone track running parallel to the water and it gets busy with fat men in Lycra so you really do have to be aware all the time about your pole and shipping back as some of them are the same one’s who don’t stop for red lights either! This was a well anticipated start to the Summer League and more than me were looking forward to a good days silver fishing. 25 anglers booked on which for this water is amazing, last year we were getting maybe 10. 3 pole lines and feeder rod today:
1. 4m whip, flick tip, slider float set up and dotted to 2mm as it was calm. #20 SWL hook, white maggot and hemp as hook bait. Feeding nuggets of Burt Baits natural silver ground bait @6m.
2. 3-4 solid elastic, @9m, 0.09 main line, GORTINI 4X12 round body float to 0.06 hook length to #20 SWL hook, caster, white maggot and hemp as hook bait. Feeding nuggets of Burt Baits natural silvers ground bait.
3. 4-6 solid elastic, @13.5m, 0.09 main line, GORTINI 4×12 round body float to 0.06 hook length to #20 SWL hook, caster, white maggot and hemp as hook bait. Feeding nuggets of Burt Baits natural silvers ground bait.
Feeder rod @19m hybrid feeder, worm and sweet corn as hook bait.
Started off on the whip after hand feeding a bit of ground bait and hemp. Tiny roach first put in, skimmer and then nice size roach within 10 mins. Thought I was on a flyer, for the next 4 hours and 50 minutes I didn’t even have a bite on any lines or my feeder. I could see the pike patrolling the swim and with these pike and the change in air pressure due to the storm, this end of the Flash was dead, My 12oz was pathetic! Peg 3 didn’t have a bite all match and Peg 2 had a few bits and an eel. No one was really doing anything, the winning weight was only 2 Small bream and an eel with bits. That’s fishing!

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