Single hookbait success for John Claridge

A single hookbait proved to be the downfall of this 39lb 8oz mirror carp caught during a short 10 hour session on a local stillwater by John Claridge.

The 38-year-old Swindon-based Premier Angling sales consultant put his faith in the classic winter bait of a Richworth Tutti Frutti pop-up soaked in a matching dip.

This was mounted on a chod rig tied with 20lb ESP Stiff Rig Bristle Filament and an ESP size 5 D7 hook with a 4oz lead.