5 April, 2023 |0 Comments
Spring Crucian Success for Matt Fernandez
Matthew Fernandez got his spring crucian carp campaign off to a flyer last week with the capture of an incredible bar of gold tipping the scales at 2lb 12oz! Below, Matt details how he went about catching it…
“Last week I managed to sneak in a few hours down my local estate lake in Hampshire in search of some early spring crucians.
I fished at 13 metres on my pole with a light F1 float and size 16 hook. I shipped out a few small pole cups of F1 low feed Groundbait mixed with 3mm F1 pellets and a few grains of F1 corn over my chosen area.
After half hour a shoal of bream moved in and I ended up catching ten bream around the 3lb mark then the bites dried up completely. This was my cue to top up the area again with a couple of cups of bait.
All of a sudden the tell-tail signs of crucians arriving started to show in the form of small pin prick bubbles around the float! The crucian action then came thick and fast and I ended with a string of lovely fish to a best of 2lb 12oz.
They just couldn’t get enough of the F1 Sweet paired with the matching sweetcorn!”