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NEW Lake Record caught on 26th. April 2017 at 76lb 15oz
and 6 different 60lb plus carp And 2 known 70lb plus carp.
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Webby was a late replacement on the trip, as one of the lads had to pull out. Now, Webby won’t mind me saying this, but he’s as mad as a box of frogs. He doesn’t take his carp fishing too seriously at all, in fact he’s hardly been lately, as his love for motorcross has taken over his life. As you can imagine, he was totally unprepared, So unprepared, in fact, that he chucked out a couple of rods on the same rigs he’d used on his last session in the UK, months before. In fairness he said he saw a couple of fizzers and chanced his arm. Well you can guess what happened next, can’t you? He got a bite.
I’m watching this commotion from across the pond, and can hear Blower say something when he was in the water helping him to land it “ that’s f####n massive.” He said. Well, everyone was eager to see what it was. Keith went around to assist, and Webby shouted across “71lb.” We all let out a huge cheer. He’s only gone and basically pub-
Beechy got off the mark too, he was fishing at fizzers as he’d seen me have a few bites doing the same. As we all convened for tea it was smiles and banter all round, with Beechy and Blower very much the centre of attention.
I didn’t bait that night at all. I knew fish were in the swim but I wanted them to eat any bait that the guy before me had introduced. This was so I could start with a blank canvas on Sunday, so it was just bags for the first night.
Beechy put a bit out though, as did blower next to him. When I spoke to Beechy in the morning and he’d had four, and I was beginning to think I’d made the wrong decision. Blower was now out in the pond looking for a hard spot to fish. His plan was to fish all 3 rods tight over a lot of bait, it’s a great tactic for intercepting fish on their travels. I knew this was going to work for him, especially after my little chat with Beechy.
Blower had no choice but to wade and find a spot, but when I saw Beechy out there with him I was a bit shocked. I waved at Beechy to almost get him out of the water, which to be fair he did. He then appeared in my swim and I disclosed the plan. I asked why he was wading and potentially disturbing the lakebed, when he’d already had four bites, and added the fact that if we fish these two swims right, there could be a result on th cards.
That’s the way to do it, Webby with the biggest fish of the week at 71lb+ onlt 3 hourss after getting his rods out.
Blower with his biggest fish of the week, and it was fitting that such a lovely man should catch such a lovely fish. It’s important to spend a week with like minded anglers who are not only good anglers, but bloody good company too.