Two fish for 83lb from Fryerning Fisheries

A four-night session gave Carl Carlucci two fish for a combined weight of 83lb.

The Chelmsford angler targeted the Main Lake at Fryerning Fisheries and banked The Boss at 47lb and a seldom-caught 36lb mirror.

He said: “When I turned up it was foggy and fishing hard. I caught the first fish on the second night and then packed up my gear was going to go home, but I changed my mind and stuck it out, and had the 47-pounder on the last night.”

“The Boss is a crazy fish, it really fights hard,” said the 46-year-old. “The margin in front of me was 11ft deep and it was towing me up and down for a genuine 15 minutes – it really was on for a long time.

“The other fish was a very rare fish that has not been caught for at least four years to my knowledge.”

Carl, who only recently returned to carp fishing after a 13-year absence, has caught a number of big fish from the Essex venue this year.

He added: “It’s actually a repeat capture of The Boss for me, but it’s at a new top weight and you can’t pooh pooh catching a 47-pounder! It started the year at 41lb 12oz, so it’s put on over 5lb.”

Carl used Kryston monofilament hooklengths and size 6 Fox Arma Point hooks. He fed DT Baits’ Coldwater Green Beast boilies in mixed sizes and concentrated on a firm spot 50 yards out.

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