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'A funky day out'

Bait-Tech's John Bassili tells us what he got up to in May...

I love fishing boilies but I fancied something a little different this session.

Having virtually taken my chosen venue apart in the past using Bait-Tech’s new Poloni boilies, for this session, I set myself a little challenge and resisted the urge to put one on the hook.

Feeling adventurous, I opted for marine halibut pellets as loose feed and the Incredible Edible corn imitation as hook bait with a pellet.

I was only out for the day, so I suppose every minute counted. The conditions were a little crazy, pretty much what we've had the whole of May. One minute the sky was blue and feeling warm, then it would cloud over with a brisk breeze blowing. To my advantage though, it seemed to bring the fish to me. I was casting out PVA bags of pellets as well as catapulting loose feed out on my chosen spots.

It wasn't long before my gamble was paying off and I was bent into a fish or two. Two pristine commons from a day ticket venue in a few hours was a right result. From what I've seen in the past on this venue, boilies seem to be the most frequent bait used. Don't be afraid to try something a little different which can give you a great edge.

Until next time, good angling
John Bassili - Carp Catcher