A per­sonal best for Dar­ren Knight

Angling Times (UK) - - CARP NEWS -

DAR­REN Knight nailed a hat-trick of St John’s most-wanted carp with the Box Com­mon at 47lb.

The fish came from the same swim where he caught the Big Plated and the Big Com­mon in the same trip last De­cem­ber.

Dar­ren was fish­ing along­side his em­ployee and Eng­land in­ter­na­tional Tom Maker, and the pair joked that an­other gi­ant was on the cards.

“The peg I chose was the one where I had al­ready had the Big Plated and Big Com­mon from back in De­cem­ber,” said the 42-yearold, “and we both said ‘wouldn’t it be mad if I had one of the other big girls from the same peg?’

“Well, not three hours af­ter that con­ver­sa­tion I was shout­ing to wake Tom to come and net the Box Com­mon for me!

“It beat my pre­vi­ous per­son­albest com­mon by just 9oz.”

The Bris­tol an­gler, who also had a 23lb mir­ror dur­ing the 24-hour ses­sion, fished to a gravel spot amid dense weed at 55 yards.

“I baited with five Midi Spombs and lost a fish within an hour, so I de­cided not to top up as the fish were in the area,” said the floor fixer. “Within half-an-hour I had the Box on the mat.”

Dar­ren Knight and the 47lb Box Com­mon.

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