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Dutch courage pays for Team Pallatrax!


IT has been a busy month at Pallatrax HQ with us attending the Utrecht fishing and boat show in Holland.

With 150 Exhibitors and a floor space of 20,000 square meters  it is the biggest show in Europe. A warm welcome and many new accounts made the trip worthwhile.

While over in Holland, Team Member Dave Lidstone couldn’t resist wetting a line as a guest of the Flexible Carp Fishing holiday company on a 2200-acre lake near Amsterdam. They had three nights to catch a carp from the vast open water and it was going to be a difficult task. Using the Jungle and Crave boilies they set up their base and proceeded to bait spots they had located at varying ranges up to 140yds range. Using a boat they fed an area the size of a squash court with a mixture of Jungle and Crave baits.

They couldn’t have imagined what was to happen next as that night Dave hooked a monster. A giant common carp of 50lb 4oz had picked up his Jungle/Crave Snowman hookbait. This fish was very special for Dave as this was his 100th carp over 40lb. The big girl couldn’t resist a hand rolled 30mm Jungle balanced bait topped off with a 20mm Crave pop-up.

The action didn’t stop there with two more fish landed with MD Simon Pomeroy catching a stunning 34lb mirror on the final morning of the trip. It rounded off a great business and fishing trip, well done guys!

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The new junior members have really stepped up to the task and have been out catching and utilising the products in the range. Josh White has been really experimenting with the dried Naturals range and the Naturals Method/Groundbait mixes to keep the fish feeding now the temperatures have dropped.

He found success using the Multiworm Crush Groundbait with added Gammarus Shrimp and Maggots from the dried Naturals range. This stunning Common falling to his dynamic approach while others struggled,

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Other Team Members benefiting from being different is the dynamic trio of Jez Brown, Geordie Ray Pulford and Luke Ayling. Using Jez’s ‘Grayling Grenade’ groundbait tactics they have landed some stunning Grayling to over 2lb. They have been mixing small balls of Bloodworm & Maggot crush with some fresh maggots and giving it a generous coating of Elixir 6 overspray. The balls are thrown well upstream of the Grayling and the resulting explosion ensures an amazing food trail is heading down stream. This tactic has seen Jez land six 2lb-plus fish in 3 trips.

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The new Winter Almond range has brought great success to those using it on the rivers now the temperatures have started to drop. A recent chub fishing trip to the Wye for Rob Swindells and Geordie Ray Pulford have seen some very impressive Chub to over 5lb banked. This bonus barbel to Geordie Ray was a welcome sight on a very cold and tough day. This bait really has found favour with all the team that have tried it and if you’re looking for a winter bait this looks set to be a classic.

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Chris Shute is one of our resident carp experts and he has been having some great success lately on his Syndicate water banking one of the biggest fish in the lake at 25.06lb. Field testing the new Fluoro Squab pop-ups with his favoured Crave Squabs have helped him to a string of fish on his short sessions including another two 20lb+ fish. Fluoro baits are always a good option as the temperatures drop and can often get a reaction even in the coldest temperatures.



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