A chunky common for @JackStutely during a visit to Chelmsford Angling Association’s Braxted Back Lake in Essex.
Having finished work early at 2 oclock it was the perfect opportunity to head over to Braxted Back Lake for an evenings angling. Braxted is a days only venue so with limited time and daylight at my disposal I knew it was important to locate the fish quickly.
As luck would have it the first swim I walked into I saw a fish in the area! Being away from the lake for a few weeks I wasn’t 100% sure on how the lake had been fishing, other than it hadn’t done a bite for 3-4 weeks, so I knew the odds were already stacked against me.
I got round to the swim, clipped up and quickly cast two Ronnie’s to hard spots just off the back of a dying weed bed. Each presentation consisted of 9inch Korda Kamo Booms in conjunction with Korda Kamakura size 4 Wide Gape hooks and DT Baits Cold Water Green Beast white pop ups mounted on the hair.
Once the mainline was settled and bobbins on, I proceeded to put out 4 Spombs of Cold Water Green Beast dumbbells and chops over each rod and catapult some boilies over the top.
At 7:20pm I received a slow, steady take and this mid 20 common carp was the result.