An overnight session yielded four 30-pounders in what Duncan Arrandale called his best quick-hit trip in 27 years’ angling.
The Mistral and Wychwood-backed angler netted commons of 35lb 12oz, 33lb 2oz, 32lb and 30lb 10oz in just 13 hours at the Carp Society’s Farriers Lake.
The 40-year-old said: “Four 30lb-plus commons in one night is probably my best cumulative catch on a quick night session in 27 years of carp fishing.”
He added: “I found a few fish milling around in a swim that receives very little angling pressure. The lake was busy so I decided to have a go for them, unsure if they would stay for the night. Baits were swung out on underarm casts and a handful of bait thrown in around each rig. The first fish came quickly after casting in, two came in the night and the final fish came as I was loading the barrow to get off to work, with just the rods left in.”
Duncan, from Evesham in Worcestershire, targeted a clearing amid weed and floating algae at 20 yards and baited with Mistral i40 boilies – introducing 30 baits after each fish.
He fished snowman presentation on combi rigs tied with Korda Mouthtrap, Avid Pindown braid and size 6 Fox SSSP hooks.