GOING the extra mile is sometimes a key ingredient in catching big fish, and Cambridge angler Kevin Sanders did just that by embarking on a 200-mile round trip to Surrey to spend a day targeting crucian carp.
After finding an area of the lake that he fancied was devoid of other angers, he saw a crucian roll in front of him and wasted no time getting his kit into position.
With one rod on a cage feeder and the other on a Method feeder, both packed with a mix of groundbait, pellet and casters, and sporting fake caster hookbaits, he cast over the area where he’d earlier seen the fish show.
At 1pm he had a surprise tench, then an hour later his Method feeder rod was away. Initially, he suspected it was another tench, but when he saw a golden back cut through the water’s surface, he played it with a good deal more care. Weighing 4lb 5oz, the fish set a new PB for Kevin, and certainly made the long drive home slightly more bearable!