Ted Bryan got his campaign on a 30-acre southern stillwater off to a flying start with this 29lb 6oz mirror.
The Sydenham-based former Drennan Cup Champion had to move swims twice before eventually tracking down a group of carp. All three rods were fished at 60yds range with 15mm Nash iC-1 bottom baits over 1kg of iC-1 and Scopex Squid freebies.
He said: “It wasn’t long before I had a take on my left hand rod and after a good scrap I netted a lovely looking 29lb 6oz mirror. Later that night I also had an 18lb mirror so it was a good session considering I’d never fished the lake before.”
Ted mounted his hookbaits on Nash Bullet hooklinks and size 8 Nash Fang X hooks with 3oz inline leads.