Monthly Archives: January 2012

Winter Bait testing session on Grenville Lake by Jim Kelly

39lb 2oz

39lb 2oz

I Arrived at Grenville on Sunday 1st Jan for a two day session. I always try and fish the 2nd January as I caught my first 20lb common and my first winter 30 on this date. I had a good look around, the wind was blowing a hooligan, and hence I decided to set up with my back to the wind. Lee was in swim 33 and had caught 8 fish over the Christmas period. I decided to set up two swims down in 31 as Lee was due to leave the next day and I could follow him in. I didn’t catch in 31 and moved into 33 as soon as Lee left.

17lb plus Scaley

17lb plus Scaley

Over the next 24 hours the wind really got up, it was the night when trees, electric lines etc. were blown over. I could cast a long way as long as I could stand up!  Tactics were to fish as far out as possible. Terminal tackle was striptease coated braid fished with some of the coating removed. This was tied to a Kamasan B745 hook tied knotless knot. Bait wise, I have been working with quality baits to develop a hi-attract bait and I was using this. It hasn’t got a name yet. To cut a long story short I caught two fish during the next 24 hours. A 17lb plus scaly mirror and a 39lb 2oz mirror. What a fantastic start to a new year.

Jim Kelly

Bait Testing

The anglers that are interested in bait testing please email me (not FB message ) and tell use why we could both benefit from you joining our bait testing team. We are looking for UK and Europe based anglers. The numbers are very limited . The email to use is graham@qualitybaits .co.uk.
If you are a past customer please state.
It will take a few weeks as John Lilley is away fishing at the moment and he will have an input also, we expect to get it sorted in Febuary in between shows etc. . The last day of January is the cut off date.
Cheers
QB