I began the month joining a fishing pal on the Specimen Lake at Woodland Waters. There’s a double peg in the wood near the island and Leigh, who lives in Nottingham, had bagged up there a few days previously. The big bream that live around the back of the island had for some reason wandered off course and ended up on his long pole line, where originally big roach had been the target. Once he discovered slabs had moved in, Leigh upped the amount of groundbait he was feeding and fished double casters over the top, amassing a big weight comprising 11 slabs and a large skimmer. Interesting, because a few days previously I had caught three dustbin lid sized bream a few swims further along this section, and that had all happened on three consecutive casts with a feeder.