Short session success

Stephen Nickson has been enjoying some great short session success on a Yorkshire stillwater, landing a string of carp over the 20lb mark, with the best being this 25lb 10oz mirror.

The 22-year-old York-based rod has caught the majority of his fish on trimmed-down Frank Warwick The Relish 18mm hookbaits fished over a scattering of 12mm freebies with a PVA bag of whole and chopped boilies cast tight to an island.

His successful presentation consisted of a short 4ins Gardner 12lb Subterfuge fluorocarbon hooklink attached to a size 8 Solar Longshank hook.