Target fish caught after eight nights

On only his eighth night on a large southern pit, Leon Bartropp banked his target fish in the form of this 43lb 10oz mirror carp.

The stunning looking specimen known as The Resident was tempted by the Sticky media manager from a mussel bed at 60yds range which he baited lightly with 10 Sticky Vor-Tex boilies and offered an 18mm hookbait over the top. This was presented on a 10ins Fox Reflex braided hooklink and a size 4 Fox Arma Point SSC hook.

He also landed commons of 23lb and 19lb during his 48 hour session on the 56-acre pit.

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