This 30lb 14oz common was the biggest of three fish for Ian Lewis.
The Gardner and Velocity Baits-backed angler had to wait patiently for the bite after setting a trap in the margins.
He said: “The rig was palced on a gravel shelf on the tip of a willow with a balanced 12mm Velocity Baits Nutty pop-up. Eighteen hours after the rig was placed over 40 chopped AK4R boilies and a handful of 3mm Gremlin pellets she was away!”
Ian used a Gardner size 6 Wide Gape Talon Tip hook tied to Gardner Trickster. For an in-depth look at Ian’s stealthy margins tactics see the August issue of UK Carp, free with this week’s Angling Times.