PAUL SHEARER had to battle hard to avoid crayfish at top carp venue Fryerning Fisheries but it came good in the end with a venue record 54 lb mirror called Gurm.

 

After many months blanks and experimenting with baits, the local Canvey Island, Essex angler finally got it right.

The 45-year-old courier explained: “The crays seemed to be on every bait I tried, so after trying numerous tactics I decided that I was going to stop spodding out and using boilies as bait. So what was I gonna use?

“I tried soaking wooden balls in liquid attracters but no good. I also tried cork balls. Next thing I tried was rubber boilies but they were to buoyant even though I drilled them to try and critically balance them but again no good.

“For 13 weeks I blanked and played about with bait of all kinds then I decided on my next trip all I’d fish with was a bag and a single critically balanced pop-up corn.”
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