Dave Williams on Green Lane

Written By
Dave Williams

Our next outing for a review day was suggested by a group member Darren Tracey who commented
on a post we put up on our Face book page asking to show us your Fisheries, so we contacted
Darren and arranged a date to meet up and Fish with him and also another group member Barry
Smith who also asked if we could review the venue Greens Lane ponds.

Greens Lane Ponds Is a one acre water with 27 pegs and one island. Average depth is 4ft and the
pond provides consistent and excellent fishing all year round, with match size carp and plenty of
Silvers (to a good size I header off the lads) to go at, I was confident of a really productive day.
Arriving at the ponds, the weather was against us from the off, driving rain, and a Howling wind
was blowing one, but seeing the pond I was surprised to see how well covered it was with numerous
trees and a high grass bank protecting the water from the elements which we faced. We decided to
fish the right side of the ponds as you look from the car park and fished pegs 9, 8 and 6.

I decided to fish the pole today (the venue is very fish able on a number of methods that will catch
you a few fish also), setting 3 top kits up, Shalla, Deck, and Margin, I was told by the lads that the
fish will take Shalla for the first couple of hours. Starting Fishing with the Shalla rig set around 16”
deep from the off, shipping out to around 10m using a 6mm hard banded pellet, I began to turn the
float over slapping on the surface and I was soon into my first fish of the day, a common carp of
around 2lb, spraying 4mm feed pellets around the float every 30 seconds I began to notice swirls
around my float, so I shallowed my rig down to around 8” deep and continued firing out the loose
offerings and I started to get bite after bite, but not off Carp but a very nice stamp of Roach up to
around the 12oz range and a few pushing the 1lb mark, also with some nice Rudd in the frame too,
the action was fast and furious on this line for the next hour or so with Carp, Roach and Rudd all
falling to 6mm pellet on the hook.

The weather front was getting worst by the hour so I decided to fish my Deck rig at 6m to move out
of the very strong wind that had gotten up by now, I had kept this swim fed for the first couple of
hours by potting in a mix of Micro pellets, 2mm pellets and corn, on went a 6mm hard banded
pellet and within seconds the float had buried and a nice Mirror carp was in the net followed after
each put in by more carp and more silvers too, swapping and changing my hook bait from pellet to
corn the bites were instant, as soon as the bait hit the bottom the float was under, sometimes the bait
was taken on the drop too by the Roach and Rudd......this was Fantastic....

Shipping out to the feed zone it didn't take long before the float was away with yet more fantastic
roach and Rudd, and the carp were coming thick and fast too, continually feeding 4mm pellet the
surface of the pond was alive with fish and I continued to catch until the very last put in with the

Darren and Barry had a very similar day to myself, using similar tactics and methods, Barry was
changing from time to time from shalla pellet to shalla corn and was still catching too. Darren set up
a method feeder using ground bait and fishing on a Ringers orange bander boillie fishing in the
margins and also casting mid pond too, and again bite after bite and fish after fish came to the net,
even catching a small tench which finished the days fishing off in great style for all of us.
I finished the day with around 70lb of carp to 4lb and around 30lb of silvers, Darren and Barry also
having similar nets of Carp and Silvers too.

I would like to thank Andy and Helen for there hospitality and looking after us while doing the
review, and also thanks to Darren and Barry for suggesting the fishery too.


Method used..... Pole

Tactics used.......Shalla, On the Deck, and Margin

Shalla Set Up.... Dino F1 Pole Float
16s LWG Guru Hook (Bait band), Line, Maver Genesis 0.16 to 0.14 Hook length.

On the Deck..... Dino York Pole Float
16s LWG Guru Hook (with or without Band )
Line, Maver Genesis 0.14 to 0.12 Hook Length

Margin Rig....... Dino Paste Float
12s LWG Guru Hook
Line, Maver Genesis 0.14 Direct straight through