Cast to showing fish produces 35lb 1oz common

Duncan Arrandale got his campaign on an Oxfordshire stillwater off to a flying start with this 35lb 1oz common carp caught on his second night on the venue.

The Worcestershire-based Mistral Baits consultant saw a fish showing to the right of his swim while setting up and wasted no time casting a single Coconut Ice pop-up towards it. Nothing happened during the night, but just after first light he received a twitchy take resulting in the long common.

He used a stiff-hinged rig tied with 15lb Korda Mouthtrap and a size 6 ESP Stiff Rigger hook on a helicopter setup.