Brian Humphries achieved a feat which very few anglers can lay claim to – catching two carp for a combined weight of over 100lb – with fish of 59lb 14oz and 40lb 8oz.
The two specimens were taken by the Cheltenham-based rod from a Berkshire stillwater after he made the decision to get away from the crowds and fish an unpopular peg in a quiet area of the lake.
He located a clear channel in the weed at 100yds range and baited the spot with Hinders Snailz boilies, Salt and Pepper hemp and chopped tiger nuts before casting a pop-up hookbait over the top.
“It was the opening week of the season on the venue so it was very busy and all of the so called ‘hot’ swims were already taken,” Brian told Angling Times. “I took a bit of a gamble and decided to fish one of the unfancied pegs but thankfully it proved to be an excellent choice.”