For as long as I can remember, I’ve been fishing large pits and reservoirs, primarily for big bream, tench, and “unnamed” carp. Like many venues that contain specimen fish in this category, they invariably hold a lot of small and mid-sized fish of the same species. The hard bit has always been sorting out the better-quality fish. By putting in long hours, and trying numerous baits and methods, I’ve developed a few tricks. There have been some frustratingly difficult times along the way, but anyone who knows me, knows I like a challenge. Besides, I have found that the harder the venue, the more you’ll learn.