Bonds Lake Latest Catches week ending 16/12/18
Bonds is a popular choice among visitors, because of its track record for producing multiple runs, and also because a variety of tactics work, meaning visitors can fish in a way that they enjoy and still catch plenty of fish.
Pole or feeder, straight lead or waggler, or pellet waggler up in the water with baits fired over the top all work well, and the fish keep on the move, giving lots of anglers a slice of the action.
Steve Sprout, from Farley Green, had a memorable day with the lake’s carp and roach at peg 12, catching eight carp of up to 12 lb and 15 roach of up to 1 lb 6 oz, along with a 12 oz rudd, all on pole and maggots, fishing double or triple maggot on the hook.
The roach that remained in Bonds when many of the fish were moved to Milton Lake the winter before last have grown on, boosted by the high-protein feed from anglers fishing for carp.
With balanced tackle, it is possible to catch both carp and roach on the same tactics, not knowing what you are going to hook next when the float goes under, because maggots make a perfect winter bait for both species, as Steve proved.