Maybe I was attacking the Main Lake all wrong at the weekend. A friend of mine has just informed me that he had a cracking 27lb+ mirror out of the same lake on a small deadbait last week! What can you say to that! It appears he cast out the small roach tail and sat back to let it develop. Shortly afterwards the rod rattled off and he thinks he’s into a decent pike. A few people gather by his swim to see how big the pike is going to be, only to be greeted by a cracking fully scaled mirror hooked neatly in the middle of the bottom lip!!
I’ve heard a few accounts in the past of carp taking deadbaits but it’s the first time it’s actually happened to somebody I know. It does not really surprise me though. Having witnessed big fish rooting around on the bottom on countless occasions I’ve seen them pick up allsorts, and I guess a nice little piece of roach tail could be quite tempting at this time of year!
Better get some traces tied up!!