Weedy swim produces the goods

On his first session at Nottinghamshire day-ticket venue Cromwell Lakes, Dave Moncaster landed this chunky 36lb 5oz mirror carp.

The Fox-sponsored carper positioned his Active Bait Solutions pop-up hookbait over an area of thinner weed in an extremely weedy swim and baited with a light scattering of crushed matching freebies.

To make sure he ditched the lead on the take he used a Fox Slik Lead Clip and his successful presentation consisted of a Withy Pool rig tied with a size 8 Arma Point XSC hook with a Fox Withy Pool Adaptor and a Coretex hooklink.