Danny enjoys some fantastic sport at Embryo's Cawcutts!

Danny Fairbrass had a fantastic result at the newly opened Embryo Angling Habitats’ Cawcutts Lake, banking 15 fish!

The venue near Histon, Cambridgeshire, is the latest addition to the Embryo portfolio and this winter was stocked with 240 new fish, including plenty of absolutely stunning heavily scaled mirrors, as the original stock only comprised of 15-20 carp but with commons to mid-30s.

Danny, who has so far invested over £450,000 of his own money into Embryo, decided to go and spend a few days at the water to see how the new fish were settling in. After a slow start he decided to move swim and that resulted in all of his fish coming over the next 24 hours or so.

None of them were monsters, but at this time of the year it’s nice just to get a few bites sometimes from hard-fighting doubles, and he was delighted, and somewhat surprised, to find that some of them were already 2lb up in weight since they went in during November!

Danny revealed: “Against my better judgement I had gone where everyone said to go, but I hadn’t seen any fish. After 24 hours in the wrong spot I moved and caught six fish that afternoon, and then had nine the next day!

“Initially I piled it in, but in hindsight that wasn’t the right thing to do, and on the second day I went with single hookbaits and built it up from there, trickling the boilies in once I started catching.

“At this time of the year I much prefer to have a high attract pop-up, and my favourite Goo flavour is Mystic Spice. I put that on white 14mm Mainline Cell pop-ups – they sell them as ‘pink and whites’ but I just pick out the white ones!

“There are crayfish in here, and interestingly the pop-ups I had coated in Squid Goo got cray-fished, while the Mystic Spice ones didn’t, even though they were fished just yards apart.

Embryo is definitely gaining momentum, as we knew it would once we had taken on a couple of waters. We now have four waters, with two to four more coming online this year, and we are otter fencing two or three a year as well.

“I saw Embryo as a moral obligation on my part, as fishing has been very good to me and I want to do what I can to protect it for the future. I think back to when I was 12 or 13 years old going out fishing, and I want future generations to have somewhere to go without the sport dwindling.”

Danny presented his pop-ups on a hinged stiff rig incorporating a size 8 Choddy hook clipped into a QC ring swivel and with a Hybrid Stiff hook link, fished on a helicopter rig and using the Heli-Safe System.

For more details on the services offered by Embryo Angling Habitats and the waters they already have, check out: www.embryoangling.org