Neil Machin visit complete story
On Friday 15th May we had Neil Machin, doing some photographs
to promote Bag Em Matchbaits from peg 24 on the specimen lake, whilst
at the same time on peg 23 Get Hooked on Fishing’s Hollie was doing
some stuff for the Anglers Mail.
We thought it might be interesting
to see just how different the photographs turned out.
1 Mix the baits
Both Hollie and Neil use cordless
drills to get the groundbait thoroughly mixed. Neil used Red Reaper and
Hollie Super Green; both products can be purchased from the shop at
2 Load the feeders
Neil opted for a standard cage
feeder, with a 30cm hook length, Hollie used a method feeder and speed
mould with a short 5cm tail. Both anglers clipped up their reels and
then cast their feeders tight to the island, if no bite came within 5
minutes they simply recast, this means the feed is constantly being
3 Fish on
The anglers waited for the tip to
go all the way round once this happens then they simply lifted into the
fish, if you strike the bites then there is a good chance you will
crack the hook off. Once the fish is on it depends on you as to how
fast you want to land the fish, and as such how much strain you place
on the rod. Neil and Hollie obviously wanted their fish in quickly,
just look at those rods bending.
4 land the fish
5 pose for a picture
Neil, with all his angling
experience feels happy holding the fish in free space, but Hollie
decides to use the landing net just in case she drops the fish.
6 Finally, the catch shot
The pictures speak volumes.
In all fairness Neil only fished for a couple of hours and Hollie
fished for most of the day so the final catch shots are not a true
reflection of the session, But I think it proves no matter what your
age or ability, providing you get your preparation right the end
results are pretty similar.