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Thursday is our Big Fish Blog and it’s the turn of Pallatrax, our magazine’s Specimen Cup sponsors. Team Pallatrax leader Jez Brown wrote this interesting instalment.

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WELL finally we got some decent weather as early June saw temperatures rocketing into the twenties and rising water temps saw the fish feeding at last.

The start of June saw some of the team fish the wonderful Wasing Estate in Berkshire – this really has to be one of the top venues in the UK with 7 mature lakes and over 4 miles of unspoilt River Kennet.

Tench were the chosen target and as always we were out to catch them in a slightly different way – our dried Naturals mixed with a neutral glug coated our chosen baits and this really got the fish going. Read this week’s Angler’s Mail magazine for top advice regarding this, and other tench-tempters.

I was lucky enough to catch this stunning 8 lb 5 oz tench (below) on this method and as you can see the fish was in top condition.

Blog writer Jez with tench

Marc always seems to catch fish on our trips and this one would be no different – a Stonze, 4 inch hooklink and Jungle Squab accounted for this 23lb Common caught not 4 feet from the bank.

Marc with an impressive carp

Luke also stalked some carp in an awkward to fish swim but managed to tempt this great looking 23lb’er on a chopped down Jungle pop up coated in the neutral glug.

June 9th saw both Pallatrax and Lone Angler attend the Barbel Society event and the stand was busy all day at this great event, thanks to all that stopped by to say hello and sample the products. There’s coverage from the barbel show in this week’s Angler’s Mail magazine.

So bring on the river season, it’s ON! The next report will no doubt feature barbel and chub aplenty as Team Pallatrax get busy on the rivers during the first few weeks. And some of us have just met up with the Mail’s Gary Newman for a barbel bash, to be featured in the magazine.

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