MIL­TON AB­BAS FORTY RE­SPONDS TO PREBAIT

Lunchtime free­bies, night suc­cess

Angling Times (UK) - - CARP NEWS -

AN overnighter be­tween work saw Matt Moors bank this Mil­ton Ab­bas brute at its first time over 40lb.

Hav­ing only got a ticket for the Dorset syndicate wa­ter this sea­son, Matt man­aged a 24lb mir­ror in three nights be­fore this ses­sion.

“The lake is about 10 min­utes from work, so I’ve been try­ing to get down on my lunch break at least twice a week to stay in touch with the place,” he said.

On this oc­ca­sion, Matt baited two spots dur­ing his lunch hour and re­turned af­ter work, hop­ing no-one had moved into the swim.

“For­tu­nately, when I turned up at 5.30pm, I had the lake to my­self.

“Within half-an-hour, the rod in the deeper area ab­so­lutely melted! I lifted into the fish but within sec­onds the 20lb 0.43mm fluoro­car­bon had been cut clean 10 yards from the rig.

“I was dev­as­tated, but the spot was ab­so­lutely rock­ing by this point.”

Hav­ing re-tack­led, Matt didn’t have to wait long for an­other chance.

He said: “It couldn’t have been more than 10 min­utes later that the same rod went into melt­down.” Af­ter a fraught bat­tle that saw the fish wipe out his other two rods, the fish, known as No Name, rolled into the net and was weighed at 40lb 1oz.

Matt Moors with No Name at its 40lb 1oz best.

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