Fancying a session for a few decent bream, former Drennan Cup winner Tony Gibson visited a Cambridgeshire gravel pit where he’d heard rumours of some good slabs being landed by carp anglers.
After taking his time to find a spot in the weedy venue, he settled on an area 60 yards out, where he fed a mixture of pellets, groundbait, particles and boilies, both chopped and whole, as well as a mixture of flavours and powders, to get the fish going.
“The first run came late morning on the first day of my trip, which turned out to be a surprise 31lb 3oz common!” Tony told us.
“Things then went quiet until midnight, when a 13lb 13oz bream signalled the start of the action. After that, most of the bites came during the hours of darkness or early in the morning, but I did catch a few bream at odd times during the day. I had a great session, landing 17 double-figure bream and a handful of ‘nines’. The largest went 15lb 13oz, with a few ‘thirteens’ to back it up.”
All his fish fell to 12mm boilies tipped with plastic corn, and he also had four bonus carp, including two 30-pounders.