I have just returned from a 2 night trip to Frimley Pit 1. I arrived and had a good walk around the glorious old gravel pit. With the weather muggy
and the pressure high so it wasn't long before spotting them around the pads with their backs out of the water.
I decided to setup a few swims and cast to the back of them and bait heavy. It took a while to find a couple of clearish spots as the lake is very shallow and weed covers the vast majority of the lake.
That afternoon I baited heavy with 3kg 18mm whole and chopped Catalyst I also stole a few kilo of my mates 15 & 12mm Catalyst so I could get the fish grubbing about in the weed. With the 2 rods in place I was set for the night. The night passed with not much action just a few liners until around 6am
when the right-hand rod slowly started taking line as I was fishing a fairly tight clutch due to the weed.
I was on the rod and bent into what felt like a good fish it plodded around before I let it have a bit too much and it buried into the weed. A tense few minutes passed before I eased it out and got it
on the move. The battle from then on was straight forward due to a big ball of weed over its head. As it hit the back of the net I could tell it was a good fish. I called my mate who came over and helped with the weighing and photographing it went 28lb on the nose so to say I was chuffed is an understatement.
The day passed without any action yet the fish were still cruising in and around the area.
I decided to put another few kilos out over the two rods hoping they'd feed during the night
. The night passed and so did the early morning. 10 o'clock
arrived and it was time to think about packing up, however the left-hand rod burst into life which was unexpected and I was into a lively fish, didn't feel as good as the last but put up a good scrap under the rod tip and I slipped the net under another Frimley common. This was a younger fish and at 18
lbs had plenty of growing to come.