Jon Taylor had a wasps' nest and a predicted change of wind direction to thank for an amazing session in which he landed three 40 lb carp... followed by five others up to 32 lb!

The 42-year-old fished a syndicate water in Essex and notched heavyweight carp of 42 lb 6 oz (pictured), 42 lb and 45 lb 6 oz.

Jon told Angler’s Mail: “On arrival I was warned that an empty swim I fancied had a big wasps’ nest but I gave it a go until the wasps soon drove me away.

“I decided to take a punt out instead and chose an area that would suit the predicted wind change, spraying out two kilos of Sticky Baits Krill boilies over a clear, firm area.

“Carp were soon feeding and before long I hooked into a fish known as Scattered Lin at 42 lb 6 oz and while she was still in the net, my rod screamed off again and I landed Boris that went 42 lb.

“Later in the day after continued feeding I had another screaming run and landed a brute of a fish known as Brick Top at 45 lb 6 oz.

“Three special fish all landed within ten hours before I went on to land the other five samples – it was certainly a red letter day never to be forgotten!” he exclaimed.

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