88lb brace of carp for Martin Pick

MARTIN Pick has landed a huge brace of specimen carp with two fish for a combined weight of just under 90lb.

The Leicestershire-based Trakker-backed rod has enjoyed a memorable year so far on the famous Wellington Country Park in Berkshire, and a couple of months ago he ended a decade long wait for a new pb with a 45lb 10oz mirror.

And he came close to beating it again on his latest trip with a mirror known as the Clean Fish which tipped the scales at 45lb 2oz.

“I’d seen a fish showing in an area of the venue where I’d never actually seen them show before so I packed my gear back on to the barrow and set off round the lake,” Martin said. “As I got to the swim I saw a couple more fish show so I quickly got a couple of rods and my landing net out of the holdall and cast a couple of rigs out to the area. Shortly after one of the rods pulled round and I was in. My waders were still back on the barrow so I just waded out – and at 45lb 2oz the fish was certainly worth getting wet for!”

He then had to wait 48 hours for his next take, but it was certainly worth it as it resulted in a 43lb 6oz mirror called Shoulders. This fish came from a spot which he had baited with around 4kg of 15mm DT Baits Cold Water Mix and N-Blend boilies.

Over the top of this he cast a cork ball pop-up on a reverse combi-rig comprising 25lb Korda Mouthtrap and 20lb N-Trap with a size 6 Choddy hook.