Big common on overnight session

An overnight session on the Carp Society’s Farriers Lake produced this mint common for Duncan Arrandale.

The Worcestershire angler banked the 33lb 2oz specimen shortly after dawn from a clear spot in the weed 40 yards out.

Duncan, who baited the spot with a kilo of whole and chopped Mistral i40 boilies, said: “Having just got the rods in before dark I had a couple of liners on my right-hand rod, so went to bed feeling confident.

“Just on dawn I received a couple more liners on the right-hand rod, then at 7am it was the left-hand rod that tightened up and was away. This well-proportioned common was the culprit – just in time for me to pack up ready for work.”
Duncan fooled the fish on a hinged stiff rig.