Short session success for Luke Church

LUKE Church has enjoyed short-session success with a string of recent captures taken during the daylight hours.

The 23-year-old has banked five fish to over 30lb in just 12 hours of fishing spread across two days.
Topping the winter haul was this 33lb 10oz mirror from a venue near his home in King’s Lynn, Norfolk.

Luke, who won the British Carp Angling Championship in 2010, said: “It was caught along with a 22lb 14oz mirror during an eight-hour day session at a local day-ticket fishery.

“I was fishing at around 70 yards in between a channel of two islands and used 12mm CC Moore Secret Obsession pop-ups with a small PVA mesh bag of the CC Moore Active Feast bag mix.

Luke than managed three other fish, including mirrors of 23lb 1oz and 17lb, on a four-hour afternoon session at Narborough Lakes in King’s Lynn.

He said: “I was casting across to the far bank at around 80 yards and walking round to bait up with 2mm trout pellets provided. The hookbait was an 8mm Mini Bitez from CC Moore.”

Luke’s end tackle featured an eight-inch Gardner Sly Skin hooklink in 15lb breaking strain attached to a size-10 Covert Mugga hook with 12lb GT80+ mainline.