I have just read your article on Grosley with much interest as I am taking my son and nephew in April, and I was a bit surprised to see the weather was so cold. We have booked pegs 17a 17b and 18, have you got any other advice for me and should I take my own bait or save some space and buy on site. One more thing is the tackle shop ok or should I stock up on rigs weights before I go. Sorry to ask such boring questions but these bit of info are not on the web site
Hi Chris, no problem with your questions. Last year was very unusual weather wise, but it is always good to be prepared. I have been to this area in April, it has been 25 degrees in the day and minus 5 at night it can be that variable.
When we were there the tackle shop was not up and running. I would always take my own terminal tackle anyway as I am extremely choosy about hooks etc.
Bait wise I would check with the venue that they have the bait you want. If not Quest will send bait to the venue if you wish.
The obvious area to fish, if you are in pegs 17 a and b, is the island you may need a bait boat as it is at least 110 yd chuck. Peg 18, I would suggest fishing the margins of the peninsula. Cast to it (it is a fairly long chuck) and walk round and bait up.
When we were there we used hemp very sparingly (10 spods full per baited area) and avoided pellets as they only attracted bream. There are no chats.
If you want to know anything else just ask and good look.