Short session success

Stu Morgan proved you don’t to spend days on end camped by the lake to catch big carp with this 35lb common topping a four fish catch taken in a short morning session lasting just a few hours.

The Hampshire-based bait maker visited his local syndicate the day before and spodded out a mix of bait to a spot which he’d caught from recently.

He then returned the following morning at first light and cast out two blow-back rigs to the area.

“Within a couple of hours I was playing my first carp of the day, but unfortunately I lost it in the weed,” he said. “I need not have worried, though, as in the next two hours I managed a 15lb 14oz common, mirrors of 22lb 8oz and 19lb 8oz and topped it off with a fish known as The Long Common.”

Stu’s winning presentation consisted of 25lb Fox Coretex hooklinks attached to size 7 Arma Point SSSP hooks.

“If you can get a swim ‘rocking’ by applying bait on a regular basis then it often means you can reduce your time spent on the bank while keeping your catch results soring,” he added.