NAVITAS Apparel owner Mark Munson has caught his first forty of the season – this cracking 40lb 1oz mirror from an Essex syndicate water.
The local carper had struggled over the spring on the venue and although he’d been able to find the fish on a regular basis he’d failed to put any on the bank.
Undeterred, he kept baiting several little spots around the lake and his perseverance was rewarded on his latest session.
“I found a few fish close to one of the areas I’d been baiting in a quiet corner of the lake and I carefully got my rods out in position,” Mark told Angling Times.
“After being plagued by ducks throughout the afternoon, I decided to recast one of the rods and a fresh rig inside a solid PVA bag went back out on the spot. Within a minute of slackening the line off the rod hooped round and I was into a fish.
“It was a hit and hold situation and the fish was boiling close to a snag but slowly I managed to ease it into safer water and within a few minutes a decent looking mirror rolled over the net cord.”