Snail trail to carp victory

Baiting up with a kilo of snails helped Mark Munson to land this new pb common carp and tick off the last of the lake’s ‘A-Team’.
The fish weighed in at 45lb 9oz and rounded off the Navitas clothing company boss’s time on his Essex syndicate.
“In four seasons over there I have managed 10 forties and a fifty,” Mark said. “The common was the last one of the A-Team for me.”
The 45-year-old, who is also a sponsored skateboarder, has been on a roll at the water in recent weeks, banking a number of decent fish.
He added: “My pb common was caught on a new bait on test from Sticky, fished snowman-style with an XL Baits’ white pop-up topper.
“I fished at 50 yards to a clear spot in weed and baited with 15 Spombs of crushed and whole glugged baits with 1kg of snails in the mix too.”
Mark used a size 4 Atomic Grabba hook to a 25lb Thinking Anglers Tungskin hooklink and a 4oz Fox pear lead on his overnight session.