Three days, three huge specimens!

Simple helicopter maggot rig has accounted for a 4lb 3oz perch, a 32lb 8oz common carp and a 9lb 7oz tench in a single session!

The impressive haul fell to 44-year-old joiner Lee Snow who spent three days targeting tench on a 100-acre southern gravel pit, but was left over the moon when he ticked-off two personal bests during his latest outing.

He said: “I’ve had a fantastic spring and early summer having broken five personal bests.

“Despite my goal being to catch a double-figure tench, in this session I managed to break my perch and carp PB’s and I was just 2oz shy of breaking my tench record. 

I found a clear area at around 40yds from the bank and baited it with maggots, casters and chopped worms, and fished simple maggot feeder helicopter rigs over the top.

“My hookbait was two fake maggots attached on a hair rig
and I nicked two red maggots onto the hook.

“It was a very simple rig and shows how versatile it can be for all species – not just for tench.
It can pretty much catch anything!”

Lee’s trio of specimens were beat on 10lb mainline, an 8lb flouro hooklink complete with a size 12 Korda hook. 

They also fell from the same venue where Lee had caught bream of 16lb 8oz and 17lb back in May.