Partridge Lakes Covey 6
My Latest venture out was to Partridge Lakes in Culcheth.I was going to try my hand on one of the match lakes to see if I could catch some of the crafty F1's and learn something about the water.I grabbed myself a bacon & egg barm from the cafe and drove the van round to the parking area.
Covey 6 was open for day tickets and I chose peg 154, it was raining when I got to my peg with a slight breeze from the west.I opted for 4 swims two on the far bank ledge and two down the track.Rig for the far bank was an RW 4 x 10 wire stem with 3 No 12 droppers and a 4 inch hooklength. Track floats were an RW 4 x 14 wire stem with strung out No 10's and a Big H 4 x 12 carbon stem again with strung out No 10's both had 4 inch hooklengths to a size 20 Kamasan B611 hook.
All the rigs had about 30inch of line between pole tip and float and back shots.Plan for the day was to feed approx 20 maggots every 20 minutes in the two track swims and start on 4mm expander across to the far bank.
I started on the far bank with a 4mm expander and tapped in a few micros,after about 10 minutes I had my first F1 of about 3lbs.After this I had to wait for bites and managed 8 F1's from here,I had several foul hooked ones which came off also.
I primed the maggot swims for about 3 hours and when I tried them with single white maggot on the hook I was into a few F1's, it looked like they had turned up. I rotated the two swims and ended up with 12 F1'S giving me 20 in total for my session.
I had a good days fishing in the cold & rain, next time I'm at Partridge I will be having a go in the Tuesday open hoping to beat mt PB of 43lbs.
Elastics for the day were white hydro for the far bank and prestons solid No 10 for down the track,all rigs had .125mm dia line with .104mm dia hooklengths.
Day ticket was £7