Partridge Lakes, Sunday 23/8/2020 Open. Covey 6, peg 159

Never fished covey 6 before so this was all new to me. The swim was ‘meh’ 😝 at best. No mud line to speak of, just a 2 foot gap in the sedge very undercut and full of root snags. Took an age to find a flat spot with my plummet, the wind making it almost impossible to present accurately. Sedge left and right margin with again no flat spots the bank being really undercut with high spots and dropping off into snags. Started off in heavy rain and wind, blowing right to left right across the swim. Nothing too complicated as the conditions made choices difficult.
4 lines:
1. Right margin, top 2 plus 1, 15″. 0.19 mainline to 0.13 hook length, #14 SWL hook. GORTINI 4×14 margin float. Feeding Burt Baits Sweet F1 carp groundbait and Burt Baits 2mm Sweet F1 pellet. 3 maggot/Burt Baits 6mm hook and hair Polony pellet.
2. Mud line, 13m, 18″. 0.19 mainline to 0.11 hook length, #16 SWL hook. GORTINI 4×14 margin float. Feeding Burt Baits Sweet F1 carp groundbait and Burt Baits 2mm Sweet F1 pellet. tripple maggot/Burt Baits 6mm hook and hair Polony pellet.
3. Shallow track line, 0.19 mainline to 0.13 hook length, #16 SWL hook. GORTINI 4×10, 3 maggot, feeding maggot and caster.
4. Hard pellet line, 6m on the slope, 5 foot. 0.19 mainline to 0.13 hook length, #20 Guru F1 pellet hook fitted with a 2mm Maver bow tie band. GORTINI 4×14 NiTi wire stem chianti, 4mm Burt Baits Sweet f1 hard pellet.

I did fish a line with the new GORTINI 4×14 clear diamond float for about 30 mins. It coped really well with the wind and chop and it presented the bait nice and steady. First impressions are good, can’t wait to give it a longer session, even managed to land a 5lb Common off this line 👍.

Bait presentation has been a total nightmare all day with the constant wind and at time torrential rain. Spent the day just picking off fish here and there, Shallow was a waste of time, even switched to a jigger late on to see if that would help, for nothing! Hard pellet line didn’t even produce a bite. All the fish, bar the one on the new GORTINI 4×14 clear diamond float line were from my mud line, when I could get over there, and the right margin. A poor show with 1 F1 and 7 Common carp for about ~30lb which I tipped back. Start of the day being told by chap on 161 and 157 that I was on a crap peg didn’t do too much to drown my spirits, but reality proved that advice to be sound.
On holiday end of next week so I wont be on the bank that weekend as we are off to Scotland for a short break, just about the only country left where we won’t have to isolate for 14 days when we get back into England.

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