An underfished section of water provided Dan Goult with an early morning brace of thirties.
Tackling the Northey Park syndicate in Peterborough, the CC Moore-backed angler picked up The Cannon at 38lb 8oz and The Crater Fish at 31lb 12oz on a Saturday morning.
He said: “I turned up at about 7pm on Friday to find the lake reasonably busy. After going to see a mate in one of the main swims I noticed a few fish showing in an area of the lake that often gets overlooked.
“After going round to the swim that commands this area of water I started to notice more and more show, so knew this was the area to be.”
After finding two spots close to weed beds, Dan baited a kilo of CC Moore Equinox boilies and rested the swim before casting out later that evening.
“At around 11.30pm I started getting liners on my left-hand rod. These carried on all through the night and I was starting to get a bit disheartened. That was until 3.45am when the left-hander pulled up tight and sat there. On picking the rod up it was solid, but after steady pressure I felt a kick and got it moving again.
“The next thing I knew, the rod was nearly torn from my hands as the fish made off across the bay and straight into the next weed bed. With more steady pressure I soon had it coming back towards me and she went in the net first time.
“On the scales it went 38lb 8oz. I was buzzing as it was my third thirty from the lake this year.”
Having done photographs, Dan’s left-hand rod ripped off and his second big mirror of the morning was soon in the net. “I was well made up with two thirties in a morning,” said Dan, who fished hinged stiff rigs made with Fox components.