42lb 7oz common caught from light weed

Setting up on the end of the wind proved to be the key to success for Jack Matthews who landed three carp from the Bayeswater syndicate in Essex, the highlight being this 42lb 7oz common.

After accurately casting to areas of light weed the trio of fish all came in a manic 30 minute period just before first light.

“I’ve caught 21 fish from the venue this season and this is the first common I’ve had. I literally couldn’t have asked for a better fish,” he said.

Jack used Nash Scopex Squid pop-ups on hinged rigs incorporating long braid boom sections to present the bait effectively over the weed.