Com­mons of 29lb 15oz and 26lb 6oz to sim­ple ap­proach

Angling Times (UK) - - CARP NEWS -

ROV­ING ap­proach with a float on a flooded River Trent gave Mitchell God­frey an open­ing-day per­sonal best.

The river guide, who lives on a boat on the Nottinghamshire wa­ter­way, used float­fished bread to tempt a 29lb 15oz com­mon and then an­other of 26lb 6oz.

“The new river sea­son couldn’t have started much bet­ter for me,” said Mitchell. “I’m buzzing from this one!”

A 5am start in a ma­rina pro­duced no carp, so he headed to some slack wa­ter away from the up-and-coloured main river.

“I love fish­ing slacks on flooded rivers,” said Mitchell.

“The fish seem to con­gre­gate in them, not want­ing to bat­tle against the cur­rent.”

Af­ter bait­ing a weedy back­wa­ter spot with corn and pel­lets, Mitchell watched the Eng­land v Wales game be­fore re­turn­ing with a loaf of bread to present a slowsink­ing hook­bait.

“Within min­utes the float was bob­bing so I knew some­thing was on the bait. It didn’t take long

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