Midnight start pays off with 42lb mirror carp

A decision to head off fishing at midnight paid off for Geert Ooms in the shape of this 42lb mirror.

The Belgian angler noticed perfect weather conditions after a night out with his wife and was given her blessing to head off in search of carp.

He said: “In the pitch black I set up in a swim that had not produced the previous week, but with the wind and rain forecast there was a decent chance of a fish or two moving towards this area so I just had to give it a try.”

Shortly after first light, Geert, who used Solar Chilli Club boilies, got the bite and tamed the fish after a 10-minute battle. He said: “On the mat I stared at this immaculate fish with four big scales sitting nicely in a row on one flank.”

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