Brick Lake is a large rectangular item with 10 pegs either side. It is packed to the gunnels with carp, bream, tench, roach and eels and normally is a very prolific water. Guess what? On the day it fished like the fish had gone on holiday and the first few hours were very frustrating, especially watching the anglers on pegs 11 to 20 catching steadily. Lordy drew peg 6 and started with a paste line which produced nothing. He switched to a caster fed line at 5m using a worm and soon hooked and landed an eel of about 1lb. He normally screams like a little girl when he hooks one of these so he's getting better - he didn't even cringe as he grasped the snake-like creature!
With about 90 minutes to go he had about 3lb in the net and was just thinking that he was not going to catch any carp when his paste rig sank away and he hooked and landed a12lb 4oz common carp. Switching to a worm tail produced 4 more carp - all around the 10lb mark and a decent bream. This gave him 53lb 13oz and a surprising section win. Matt Taynton, a customer of Fish & Field was first with 71lb 7oz.
Tile Lake next!