Woldview hauling

Andy McHale has been hauling at Lincolnshire’s Woldview syndicate with a run of fish topped by a mirror known as Floppy Tail at 40lb 2oz.

The 41-year-old had memorable back-to-back weekend sessions on the tricky Lincolnshire venue, banking a total of 14 fish.

Aside from Floppy Tail, the lake’s largest resident, Andy also snared The Beast at 34lb 4oz, Midnight at 29lb 15oz and The Peach at 29lb 2oz.

He said: “Woldview is quite a tricky water and to have 10 to 15 fish in a season is good going but I managed 14 in two weekends.”

The self-employed gas fitter banked the big mirror and seven other carp during the first weekend session and still had fish showing over his spots as he packed up to make the 90-minute journey home.

Andy then returned on the Wednesday and topped up the swim with 4kg of boilies before returning with his rods at the weekend.

This determination paid off with six fish in the second session at 17lb 4oz, 19lb 2oz, 19lb 8oz, 21lb, 23lb and The Beast at 34lb 4oz.

All fish fell to CC Moore Live System pop-ups fished on chod rigs in light weed over a spread of bottom baits.

“This is my second season on Woldview and I’ve had a good couple of years,” said Andy, who is now concentrating his efforts on a Cambridgeshire water.

“I switched my bait over to CC Moore’s Live System in May and haven’t looked back, I’ve literally not blanked since, it’s a brilliant bait.”