Multiple carp catches have been few and far between during the recent Arctic blast, but Jason King certainly made up for lost time when he banked four fish, topped by this 42lb 15oz common, during a recent 48-hour session at Milton Abbas in Dorset.
The trip started positively for the 37-year-old with a low-double and a 22lb 2oz mirror on the first night. He then hooked the biggest of his haul, which broke his old pb of 41lb 4oz and set a new lake record, at 6am the following morning, before rounding the session off with another common of 26lb 5oz.
The fish was rich reward for the Dorset-based digger driver, who has braved the elements to fish more than 20 night sessions in the last couple of months.
“I’ve been trickling bait regularly into several spots around the lake, and when I arrived for my latest stint I found a few fish patrolling a weedbed in between two clear areas at 40yds,” he told Angling Times.
To achieve a good presentation over the feature he used a snowman presentation consisting of 14mm CC Moore Odyssey XXX pop-up and bottom baits, soaked in Feedstim XP.
“When I got the fish within 15yds of the bank I could see it was a large common.
Thankfully, the fight was pretty straightforward and I was soon holding her up for the cameras. I’d like to thank Ian at CC Moore for providing me with such an excellent bait!” he added.
The business end of Jason’s rig consisted of a 12ins Sufix Heavy Skin hooklink and a size 6 Gardner Incizor hook fished on a helicopter set-up.