CHECK out this impressive carp catch by an angler who is in form.
Simon Kenny followed up a 44 lb 4 oz catch from RK Leisure’s Kingsmead One in Berkshire with another very impressive winter carp – this 50 lb 10 oz mirror called Armageddon.
The 35-year-old welder, from Diss, Norfolk, added a 37 lb 6 oz mirror plus a stockie in 72 hours on Sticky Baits Manilla boilies.
Simon’s winter carp success follows up a string of brilliant summer hauls from Horton Church Lake.
Simon said: “I couldn’t wait to get back to the lake after my 44 the week before I felt sure the spot would produce more fish.
“I turned up about midday on Sunday and had the lake to myself.
“I did a quick lap but, with nothing to go on, I dropped back in the point swim where I’d caught from the previous week. I’d put a bit of bait in here so it was a good starting point.
“The first night passed quietly but Monday evening I started getting the odd liner and just on dusk I caught a stockie, which was a good sign.
“Around midnight I was woken up by the middle rod howling – this was no stockie and turned out to be a fish called Bob’s Mate at 37 lb 6 oz.
“First light, and yet again middle rod woke me up, and this fish was very slow and heavy – it seemed to just hug the bottom and took an age to get it into the margin. I’d seen her roll a few times and saw it was a very big mirror.
“When I managed to net her I couldn’t believe how big she looked I was fairly sure it was a fish known as Armageddon – and it looked massive.
“A December ’50’ was more than I could have wished for,” added Simon.
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