40th Willows carp for Paddy

Yorkshire-record venue Eric’s Willows Lake is treating Paddy Ramsden very well this year, as he clocked up his 40th carp in 14 nights.
“The results certainly make the round-trips of three hours worthwhile,” said the Chorley, Lancashire, angler after his most recent session yielded five carp to 37lb 6oz.
He added: “This was my 14th night on Willows this year, mainly 24-hour sessions, with no blanks, landing 40 carp to date.
“On arrival, the lake was relatively quiet and I soon found carp down one end of the lake. I decided to drop into a swim I knew well and, knowing the marks, I managed to get three solid bags out first time with minimum disturbance. This obviously paid off as within an hour a cracking fish of 37lb 6oz graced my net.
“Not wanting to disturb the swim in case there were numbers of fish present, I decided to place the line back out away from the others on a zig.
“An hour later, my right-hand rod gave an indication and I was into my second carp, a mid-double. Within minutes my left rod was away again on the zig and I disturbed eight to 10 good carp scattering in all directions, which killed the swim for the day.
“I landed two more small carp on my second day, losing a better one after a 10-minute fight. Sadly, the ‘A-Team’ eluded me once again but I did land five carp when the lake seemed to have closed down.”
Paddy fished zigs soaked in CC Moore Feedstim XP and solid PVA Pags with CC Moore Pacific Tuna crumb and Tuna L030.