No stopping Dempsey who strikes again

Carp-catching machine Terry Dempsey has got among the whackers again, with a 41lb common the pick of his recent captures.

The Essex rod has been concentrating on the Wingham syndicate in Kent this season and managed the big common within moments of casting out.

He explained: “I arrived at the lake late afternoon and walked its banks twice before I saw some bubbling along the edges of a fallen willow tree.

“On closer observation there was also a cloud of silt being stirred up off the bottom. After placing a cork ball pop-up among a scattering of free baits I settled down for the night.

“The bait had only been in the water for a matter of minutes when this common weighing 41lb 12oz came along.”

Not content with that, Terry upped sticks and moved to the other side of the lake and managed a 27lb mirror. Both fish fell to one of his own Urban Baits Nutcracker boilies and were tamed on a 2.5lb Century Fat Boy Slim rod.

To round off his recent run of good form, Terry stopped by the Walthamstow Reservoirs complex in London on his way home and banked one of the venue’s oldest residents in the shape of the Italian at 28lb 12oz.