ADAM Towers proved that doing something a little bit different can often be the key to success on pressured day-ticket waters when he landed this cracking 42lb 8oz mirror from Kingfisher Lake on the Bluebell complex.
When the 32-year-old arrived at the popular Northants venue he was fortunate enough to find an angler packing up in the popular Point Swim, and with fish showing out in front he wasted no time getting his gear setup in the freshly vacated peg.
With lots of thick onion weed present, the Bourne-based window cleaner located a clear plateau which he baited with 2kg of Cambridge Carp Baits Goldfish boilies.
“The carp in Kingfisher come under a lot of pressure and are used to dealing with rigs. To try and trick a few of the warier fish I decided to ditch the standard 3oz leads which most anglers use and instead use heavier ones of 5oz.”
His tactics paid off and the first day of his trip produced a mid-double and then he hooked in to the huge mirror, one of the lake’s most sought after residents, the following afternoon.
“The fish rolled around 20 yards out and I when I saw which one it was my legs went to jelly. There’s a picture with Frank Warwick holding this fish at the entrance to the fishery and it’s one I’ve always wanted,” he said.
Adam mounted pop-up hookbaits on Korda Kurv Shank hooks and 8ins ESP Strip Teaze hooklinks.