VIDEO: Thinking Tackle OD Season 2 Ep3: Linear

NEW Linear Fisheries Brasenose 1 – Carp angler Danny Fairbrass is joined by Korda sponsored angler Lawrence East at one of the UK’s best big carp day ticket fisheries… Linear Fisheries, Oxford. In this episode of Thinking Tackle On Demand the guys take on a lake known as Brasenose One, home to two and a half thousand carp.

Danny arrives to find Loz already set up and “working his arse off” but with nothing to show for it… yet. Danny F decides to start the session with Zigs after seeing hundreds of fish on the surfaces whilst the camera guys were flying the drone. Black, Yellow and Brown foam cannot tempt the fish over several hours so Danny decides to put out the bottom baits. With no boilies in sight, he spombs out sweetcorn and hopes the fish will begin dropping onto his baited area.

Danny explains; “This session is all about effort and Loz is the man to show you how to do it”. Watch as the guys show you all the tips and tricks to get bites on a highly pressured, but highly stocked venue.

This Thinking Tackle is a great representation of ‘modern day’ carp fishing and showcases what lots of people have to deal who may not be on a syndicate. The venue is a Mecca for carp anglers as there really are so many big fish due to the amount of bait that gets fed into the lakes. A large amount of thirty and forty pound fish is the reason lots of anglers travel from all over to visit Linear Fisheries.

Danny F goes through how he finds his spots when marketing and also talks about his decision to use only sweetcorn alongside plastic corn hook baits.

Loz takes a slightly different approach and sends one of his baits “Margaret the maggot” out to spread the word that the guys are desperate for a fish. With Danny focusing on corn, Loz decides to fish with maggots and uses them medusa style as a hook-bait. He attempts to separate himself from other anglers on the lake to grab a bite.

The high pressure and hot weather slowly begin to change and that night Danny manages to net the first carp of the session. In his own words “my first Brasenose carp for about 10 years” and its a pretty 21lb mirror carp.

Following this fish it all goes quiet, watch as Danny and Loz talk about approaching quiet spells when fishing and how to approach the situation when the fish are simply not feeding. The two experienced anglers give an insight into how they react and deal with the less than ideal scenario, including how often (or not) to keep baiting even though the bites are not happening.

Loz decides a move is the best way to combat the lack of action and heads for an area that clearly has fish present. A few zigs fired out amongst them and then spodded over the top.

“Fishing with Loz is exhausting, its always inspiring to fish with people that are very aggressive in their fishing, very driven. Its like fishing with Darrell, it makes you fish harder because you are trying to catch up… there is no slouching allowed”.

As it gets dark Dan’s first rod off the baited spot is away and he battles to guide it away from disturbing the other rods. With Loz on hand and “rubbered up” in his waders already he nets Dan’s second B1 carp of the session. It is his BIGGEST Brasenose carp ever! A pretty 30lb 04oz mirror with a nice collection of large scales around its tail.

The guys continue to battle on and eventually the hard work pays on for both Loz and Danny… including another Brasenose 1 PB for Danny.

Tips, tactics and an insight into fishing with plastic baits and maggots gives this episode a classic Thinking Tackle feel. It’s one not to be missed.

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