Wes Coggeshall had the session of a lifetime as he banked five fish averaging more than 36lb.
Heavy baiting in a spring hotspot brought mirrors of 24lb 2oz, 39lb 2oz, 40lb and 45lb 8oz, along with a common of 35lb 4oz. Both forties were on the bank at the same time during a hectic finale to his two-night session.
The South Londoner spotted fish on his arrival at the park lake and did not hesitate to introduce boilies. He said: “I was greeted with a fish showing over a spot I had fished the previous spring. I knew they loved a bit of bait, so I gave them some. I started getting liners within the first couple of hours, so I knew the fish were on me.”
A 24lb 2oz mirror arrived at 8.30pm before a 39lb 2oz slipped up at 4am. Having topped up the swim with Sticky Krill boilies after each fish, the second night produced a 35lb 4oz common at 11pm.
Wes added: “After photographing the fish, I put the rod back out on the spot and Spombed out another load of bait. It wasn't long before I was shivering in a T-shirt playing another carp, but as I was just about to net the fish the other rod on the spot ripped off.
“I scooped the fish into the net and ran to the screaming rod while shouting out to my mate Andy to bring his net down. The first fish was a linear at 40lb and the other fish was a new PB for me at 45lb 8oz - a fish called the Grey One. I was buzzing with joy!”
Wes used a six-inch GForce Tackle Blackout hooklink and a size 5 GForce Straight Point hook.