Tor­pedo of a carp gives cap­tor the fight of his life

Angling Times (UK) - - SOUTH -

HIS sur­face-caught tor­pedo gave Ai­den Sharpe ‘by far the best fight’ he has ever had. I packed all my gear up and drove up to the peg.”

The self-em­ployed builder and brick­layer then rigged up a large con­troller float to reach the fish, which were more than 50 yards out, and Spombed out some more mix­ers.

He con­tin­ued: “It wasn’t long be­fore I was bent into a hard­fight­ing fish. I knew it was a good one from the way it was plod­ding and the power it had, strip­ping line off me.

“It was by far the best fight I’ve had, and it man­aged to snag me in the reeds for a cou­ple of min­utes be­fore pow­er­ing off again.

“By this time the bailiff had come down to give me a hand with the net and af­ter about 30 min­utes I fi­nally had it in the net. Happy days!”

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