49-pounder on a piece of flake
Captor sees hookbait sucked in, then battle begins!
ARTIN Paget needed just a few slices of bread and nerves of steel to tempt this 49-pounder with the simplest of tactics. Berkshire syndicate venue during an afternoon session.
He added: “I watched her suck in the hookbait and struck. I was worried about the overhanging trees and snags close to my right, but managed to keep her away from them.
“I thought I had hooked a thirty, but then she took line against a very tight clutch and I realised this fish was much bigger.
“My 3lb test curve rod was hooped over double as most of the fight was under the rod-tip. I was telling myself to stay calm and keep steady pressure on, knowing that if I kept on playing her she would tire eventually!”