Winning 10kg of bait and shunning traditional hotspots helped John Fielding bank two new personal bests in a single session.
The 59-year-old from Bolton, Lancashire, decided to go against accepted wisdom at Norfolk’s Catch 22 and was handsomely rewarded with commons of 30lbs 8oz and 38lb.
John had won 10kg of Cultured Carp Baits’ Fruits of the Sea boilies and used them to bait up a spot about 90 yards out.
He said: “It was my first visit to the water, which I was told has been dominated by Mainline baits. So, wanting to do something a bit different, I decided to scatter Fruits of the Sea baits over an area well away from the known patrol routes.
“This seemed to pay dividends and produced some magnificent unmarked and hard-fighting fish which gave good accounts of themselves on the Diawa Infinity and Shimano Long Cast combination I used for this session.”
John used 11-inch reverse hinged rigs incorporating size eight Korda Kurve Shank hooks and 2.5-ounce tournament leads.