Two huge orfe bagged by specialists

Perseverance paid off for Mike Lyddon when he fooled this beautiful 6lb 3oz 8dr golden orfe. The Gardner Tackle-backed angler visited a southern stillwater and scoured the venue intensely for signs of the brightly coloured species – and soon spotted a couple cruising around on the surface. He gained their confidence by firing in one maggot at a time and got them feeding close to the bank.

                   Mike Lyddon's 6lb 3oz 8dr golden orfe

                 Mike Lyddon's 6lb 3oz 8dr golden orfe

         Paul Elt bagged this 5lb 8oz specimen. 

       Paul Elt bagged this 5lb 8oz specimen. 

 

 

It was a ploy that worked a treat, as the giant fish fell for his freelined white maggot within seconds of it being dropped in. Hydroflo mainline to a 3lb Target fluorocarbon hooklength and a size 20 hook secured his prize. The allure of such brightly-coloured specimens also proved too much for Drennan-backed Paul Elt, who made a five-hour round trip from his home in Cambridgeshire to a stillwater in the south to slip the net under a 5lb 8oz fish. His feeder tactics also landed tench and several smaller orfe.