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PAUL FORSTER joined boss Wayne Gray at local day ticket water Chad Lakes for this 42 lb 2 oz mirror. Paul, who works at Top Tackle Ltd in Oxford, used Sticky Baits 20 mm boilies while Wayne chipped in with fish of 34 lb 8 oz and 34 lb 4 oz.
CRAIG SEPHTON fished a silty channel between weed beds to tempt this 40 lb carp known as ‘Orion’ along with five other 20s on his first trip to Quarry Fishery, Essex. The 31-year-old head gardener from Welwyn, Hertfordshire, used solid PVA bags with Sticky Baits Krill 12 mm pop ups, Krill pellets and Krill active mix.
CRAIG MCEVOY had to pack up at noon on the final morning of a 48-hour session in order to attend his uncle’s funeral, but in the final hour landed this new UK PB going 53 lb 8 oz. “It sure was an emotional day,” said Craig, who used four kilos of Mainline Cell throughout the session at The Avenue in Shropshire, and he added others of 35 lb 8 oz, 32 lb 4 oz and 27 lb.
LINCOLNSHIRE carp record holder Les Marsh has been back down his syndicate Deepings 1 again, and this time managed this hard-fighting 35 lb 5 oz common. Guisborough, North Lincolnshire-based Les used JH Baits KLF boilies over a bed of Hooked On Baits Blitz mix, on a Hybrid Tackle Armohawk Widegape size 4 hook.
AFTER three quiet days at Pavyotts Mill in Somerset, Roy Nicholls decided to swap tactics from boilies to corn and the switch paid dividends with no less than three consecutive PBs going 33 lb 5 oz, 39 lb 1 oz and this 42 lb specimen. The 43-year-old mechanic from Wolverhampton, West Midlands, fished with two fake corn grains critically balanced over the top of a bed of corn, with a 4 in. Fox Camo 20 lb braid rig.
RINGWOOD DAA’s Northfield Lake on the Dorset-Hampshire border produced a new PB mirror of 27 lb 12 oz for 12-year-old Ben Henniker-Parker, smashing his old PB of 16 lb. Ben backed it up with another mirror of 20 lb 4 oz during an overnight session, both fish falling at first light to Sticky Baits Krill boilies fished in a solid PVA bag.
AFTER six days of solid fishing with carp fizzing without even getting a bite, Ryan Maxwell-Carless nearly sold his gear and bought golf clubs, but returned to Yateley the next night to the same swim, he was rewarded with this nice PB common of 36 lb. Ryan used half a CC Moore Pacific Tuna pop up, tipped with a yellow fake corn hair stop, and having already baited the swim heavily, topped up by catapulting 30 of both 10 mm and 15 mm free samples, plus a handful of tigers.
SPOTTING a group of fish tearing up the bottom on the other side of the Milton Abbas syndicate lake in Dorset, John Welton took a rod with minimal tackle and placed a bait 30 yards out where fish had clouded the bottom. After 15 minutes he was into this PB English mirror of 36 lb 8 oz, known as Turbo, that was tempted on CC Moore Pacific Tuna 15 mm Wafters using small stringers and matching freebies.
TERRY MAYNARD had this 39 lb 10 oz PB mirror during a 48-hour stint, from Lake 7 at Orchard Place Farm in Kent. The 55-year-old delivery driver from Walderslade a single Sticky Baits Krill boilie, with a small PVA mesh bag filled with crushed boilies and he added a first catfish of 27 lb 8 oz plus a 16 lb common.