Huge holiday haul

Gran Canaria might be more associated with sunny holidays than carp fishing, but Jon Neafcy proved its angling potential with a 21-carp haul.

The 40-year-old angling coach and noted pike fisherman took nine 20s and three 30s during a three-day session over the August bank holiday.

Targeting an upland reservoir, Jon fished scopex and pineapple boilies over groundbait on long hooklinks attached to drop-off leads to combat the tough underwater terrain.
“The island’s carp are the most stunning carp I’ve seen,” said Jon, who was holidaying with Dave Beecham of Carp Gran Canaria, “the big plated and fully scaled mirrors are certainly very impressive, very wild, fish.”