Pig-Hunting at Lac de Premiere!

Posted by: Dean Macey on April 13th, 2016

Spring and autumn are my two favourite times of the year to be out on the bank, and I always try to head over to the continent during both periods to set up the Tempest and get the carp sticks out.
I normally like to try new places but over the last couple of seasons I’ve stuck to Lac De Premiere for my spring trips. It’s always been kind to me on the bite front, but up until this trip I seem to have done a grand job of avoiding many of the larger residents. Time I thought to change that stat!
I don’t often get a full week at a venue these days, and this was no different, but five nights is long enough to really feel like your in with a chance of picking off one or two of the better fish.
The weather was far from ideal, with cold changeable winds and heavy rain for the most part with the odd bit of clear sky, which brought with it a sudden and massive drop in temperature.
My good friend Ray Rutted and I hit the ground running on arrival, with six fish in the first night to 47lb! Awesome sport, but to be honest, I was hurting from a long weeks’ work and could have done with a good seven hours of kip instead (not that I’m complaining)!

Pig Hunting – Dean Macey – News – Trakker

At over 47lb, this first-night mirror set the ball rolling for the rest of the trip.

The action continued throughout the week with regular night and morning bites with some real units coming our way too. In total we had 13 fish each, with us both notching-up a 50-pounder each. All my bites came on Mainline IB wafters over crumbed Cell, Cell response pellet, corn, Hinders hemp and Elips pellets. Rig-wise I never complicate things home or abroad, with a size four Wide Gape, 20b N-Trap Soft to a Hybrid Lead Clip, Safe Zone Leader and a 4oz distance lead to complete the setup.

Pig Hunting – Dean Macey – News – Trakker

Another great Lac de Premiere mirror of 42lb 8oz.

The key to getting regular bites in tough conditions – like the ones we were faced with – was to fish for a bite at at time and not fill it in with bait at the start of the session. Keep the swim alive with small regular top-ups and they will soon be investigating the area.
My final tally looked like this: a 55lb 8oz mirror, a 47lb 4oz mirror, a 44lb mirror, a 42lb 4oz mirror, two 39lb mirrors, a 37lb mirror, a 36lb 8oz common, a 36lb 4oz mirror, a 34lb 8oz mirror, a 32lb mirror, and a 25lb common – now if that’s not pig-hunting at its best then I don’t know what is!

Pig Hunting – Dean Macey – News – Trakker

This 52lb 8oz mirror was the highlight of the week for the Big Fish Off co-presenter.

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Pig-Hunting at Lac de Premiere!

Posted by: Dean Macey on April 13th, 2016

Spring and autumn are my two favourite times of the year to be out on the bank, and I always try to head over to the continent during both periods to set up the Tempest and get the carp sticks out.
I normally like to try new places but over the last couple of seasons I’ve stuck to Lac De Premiere for my spring trips. It’s always been kind to me on the bite front, but up until this trip I seem to have done a grand job of avoiding many of the larger residents. Time I thought to change that stat!
I don’t often get a full week at a venue these days, and this was no different, but five nights is long enough to really feel like your in with a chance of picking off one or two of the better fish.
The weather was far from ideal, with cold changeable winds and heavy rain for the most part with the odd bit of clear sky, which brought with it a sudden and massive drop in temperature.
My good friend Ray Rutted and I hit the ground running on arrival, with six fish in the first night to 47lb! Awesome sport, but to be honest, I was hurting from a long weeks’ work and could have done with a good seven hours of kip instead (not that I’m complaining)!

Pig Hunting – Dean Macey – News – Trakker

At over 47lb, this first-night mirror set the ball rolling for the rest of the trip.

The action continued throughout the week with regular night and morning bites with some real units coming our way too. In total we had 13 fish each, with us both notching-up a 50-pounder each. All my bites came on Mainline IB wafters over crumbed Cell, Cell response pellet, corn, Hinders hemp and Elips pellets. Rig-wise I never complicate things home or abroad, with a size four Wide Gape, 20b N-Trap Soft to a Hybrid Lead Clip, Safe Zone Leader and a 4oz distance lead to complete the setup.

Pig Hunting – Dean Macey – News – Trakker

Another great Lac de Premiere mirror of 42lb 8oz.

The key to getting regular bites in tough conditions – like the ones we were faced with – was to fish for a bite at at time and not fill it in with bait at the start of the session. Keep the swim alive with small regular top-ups and they will soon be investigating the area.
My final tally looked like this: a 55lb 8oz mirror, a 47lb 4oz mirror, a 44lb mirror, a 42lb 4oz mirror, two 39lb mirrors, a 37lb mirror, a 36lb 8oz common, a 36lb 4oz mirror, a 34lb 8oz mirror, a 32lb mirror, and a 25lb common – now if that’s not pig-hunting at its best then I don’t know what is!

Pig Hunting – Dean Macey – News – Trakker

This 52lb 8oz mirror was the highlight of the week for the Big Fish Off co-presenter.

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