SPOTTING a set of bubbles close to a tree-line of snags, David Gaskin decided to change swims and the switch soon paid dividends with this new PB mirror carp of 54 lb 4 oz known as the ‘Ulcer Fish’.

Littlehampton, West Sussex-based David explained: “I hadn’t been to my regular venue Wellington Country Park, Berkshire for a few weeks and didn’t know how it had been fishing.

“I had only seen the one set of bubbles so I decided to fish one rod for the afternoon to keep the disturbance to a minimum.

“I used a light lead combined with my favoured multi rig consisting of a CC Moore Pacific Tuna White pop-up and size 4 hook and introduced only a few crushed up Pacific Tuna boilies around the hook bait.

“The stealthy tactics paid off handsomely as the bobbin soon pulled up tight and I was in.”

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