Date: Jun 2017
Venue: Local Still Water
Name: Mark Harrison and Iain Harlow
Whilst waiting for the rivers to open up, I've spent about 6 weeks from the end of April with Iain Harlow chasing the carp in a local water and landed a few nice ones to 26 lb 3 oz using Rahja Spice freezer baits.
After a bit of marker work we identified likely fish holding areas and started to introduce small amounts of bait on a regular basis to get the carp feeding confidently. After my first visit, and after a good fish lost to a hook pull, a small rig change was made and everything came together, an upper double common came first followed by a 25 lb 10 oz mirror on a quick afternoon session.
3 days later and a 26 lb 3 oz mirror graced the net. 5 x 20 lb'ers and 3 upper doubles in a 6 week period of quick half day sessions was a definite result for us. We also had quite a few big tench and a few bream too. Lovely quiet day only water with some pristine fish that really fight hard.
We picked the Rahja Spice because it's a little bit different from what else is available out there and must say, we've got every confidence in using it again.