Perseverence pays off in the shape of a 21lb 12oz stunner

A CONCENTRATED pre-baiting campaign resulted in this 21lb 12oz mirror carp from a local syndicate water for Ian Lewis.

The Berkshire-based rod had baited several spots around the lake with Mistral 4Season boilies every night after work to try and get the fish moving around.

Following seven blank overnight sessions his plan finally came together after casting his rig close to snag bush on an island.

He said: “It was one of those casts which I just knew would produce a bite. The fished looked bigger than a low-twenty but who cares when they look that stunning.”

Ian mounted his hookbait on a  D-Rig tied with a size 8 Gardner Covert Mugga hook and a Chod Skin hooklink.