Three carp from The Avenue for 130lb

An incredible day session saw Luke Edwards bank three fish for almost 130lb.

The Wolverhampton angler headed to The Avenue in Shropshire and left a few hours later with two thirties and a 54lb mirror to his name.

Luke told Angling Times he was “blown apart” as the session just got better and better.
He said: “I arrived at around 7.30am and after a quick walk around I set up in a swim I have been baiting with my friend Chris Caddick. After the good January I've had at the venue I started where I left off.

“After two hours I had a lovely 36lb 10oz mirror out of the blue and was absolutely made up, but what was about to happen next blew me apart. I re-cast the rod and spodded some hemp and boilies out, and after about five minutes I had a very strange take which seemed to indicate the fish was trying to get rid of the hook. I leant into a dead weight and after about two minutes the fish motored off to the end of the lake.

“After 20 minutes I had it under control and after a tense battle my friend Paul Viner slipped the net under what I described as a brute – a fish known as Black Scar at 54lb. We quickly did the photos and returned her home – I was ecstatic!

“After re-casting the rods a few hours passed and the other rod was away. After another tense battle I slipped the net under a 38lb stunner.”

Luke fished chod rigs made with Fox 7SR hooks and 35lb Rigidity Trans Khaki. He used 4oz distance leads to reach a spot at about 70 yards and baited heavily with mixed Mainline boilies. His hookbaits were Mainline Milky Toffee pop-ups soaked in pineapple juice.

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