Second trip to Baden Hall produces 42lb common carp

Chris Jennings didn’t waste any time getting among the larger residents of Baden Hall’s Quarry Pool with the capture of this 42lb 10oz common on only his second session at the tricky Staffordshire venue.

The local 32-year-old located a smooth clear area 60 yards from the bank and primed the spot with a gallon of maggots and chopped Mainline Cell boilies.

“I’d been told that the lake had been fishing pretty slow over the last couple of weeks with very little getting caught,” he said. “That evening I saw loads of fishing over my baited area before one of my rods eventually rattled off. It’s the first time that this fish has been caught over the 40lb-barrier,” added Chris, who put his faith in a trimmed-down Cell pop-up tipped with four artificial maggots.

He beat his prize with a Fox Coretex hooklink and a size 6 Arma Point LS hook with his hookbait mounted on a micro rig swivel.

Also getting in on the action was Luke McPeake who landed a new lake record mirror of 39lb 11oz following a change of swims.

Head bailiff Roy Russell: “Quarry Pool is in excellent form at the moment. The venue’s biggest common is still due out and there are two mirrors which are bigger than the 39lb that must be over the 40lb barrier now.”