FIVE-YEAR-OLD LAD SEES FA­THER CLEAN UP ON MONKS PIT

Two twen­ties and a thirty banked

Angling Times (UK) - - CARP NEWS -

NOT much in fish­ing can beat a pro­duc­tive fa­ther-and-son trip, as Paul He­sel­tine proved with a trio of fish in the com­pany of young Rylen.

The pair fished a week­end ses­sion on Monks Pit at God­manch­ester in Cambs, where dad landed a 20lb 1oz com­mon as well as mir­rors of 26lb 7oz and 35lb 5oz.

“I re­ally en­joyed some fa­therand-son time this week­end over on Monks Pit with my five-yearold boy Rylen,” said Paul. “The carp gods al­ways seem to smile on me when he comes along.”

In a scene that is sure to be re­peated across the coun­try in the com­ing weeks now the school sum­mer hol­i­days are here, Rylen watched on as dad baited heav­ily and stepped up to a size 4 hook at the pop­u­lar syn­di­cate venue.

Said Paul: “I must say that since swap­ping to a slightly big­ger hook I’ve landed ev­ery bite, which is a real bonus con­sid­er­ing the num­ber of fish you nor­mally lose in the kelp weed on Monks.

“I baited quite heav­ily with hemp, maize and around 6kg of boilies. Lit­tle 18mm PVA mesh sticks went out on ev­ery cast for that bit of added at­trac­tion around the hook­bait, though this was mostly to en­sure I was not pulling the hook into weed on the cast.”

Paul pre­sented Mad Baits Ad­dic­tion and Wicked White boilies on a snow­man rig us­ing a size 4 Ashima Heavy Carp hook.

He added: “I think I need to take Rylen with me more often!”

Licked! A 20lb 1oz com­mon for the happy pair.

The big­ger of two mir­rors went 35lb 5oz for Paul He­sel­tine and his young son Rylen.

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