Teenager Calum Kletta has been in fine form on a tough southern syndicate water, banking a cracking brace of mirrors for more than 84lb.
The 19-year-old Hampshire-based rod had three fish in as many nights, having caught just four carp from the venue in the whole of the previous year.
The trio was topped by a 38lb 10z mirror and a resident known as The Lord at 45lb 12oz. A 27lb mirror completed a successful weekend’s angling.
Student Calum said: “I’ve been fishing quite a large spread of boilies over a spot at about 150 yards, about 2kg to 3kg, and topping up after every fish.”
All the fish fell to 15mm white CC Moore’s NS1 baits fished snowman style over a spread of the bait firm’s Odyssey XXX boilies.
He added: “I’ve been putting quite a bit of bait on this spot fairly regularly. I think the fish have started to have their winter feed up and I’ve found an area they like to visit and a bait they feel confident feeding on.”
With about 120 fish in roughly 60 acres, any capture is a result but young Calum still has his eye on banking a few more.
He said: “Last year I had the Big Leather at 45lb and an unnamed fish at 49lb 8oz, which is my personal best, but there’s another one I would love to catch called Silver Scale.
“That should be about 50lb next time it comes out.”