Hook straight­ens in the net as cov­eted carp banked

Angling Times (UK) - - CARP NEWS -

NE of Lin­ear Fish­eries’ finest res­i­dents was banked in the nick of time for Scott Phillips. few the week­end be­fore. The lake was busy, but I man­aged to get the same swim as last week. That was a re­sult, as I knew the spots to fish with­out lead­ing around.”

Hav­ing baited with 2kg of par­ti­cles, the pur­chas­ing man­ager had to wait un­til Satur­day morn­ing for the key bite.

“It seemed to take for­ever to get my shoes on and get out the bivvy,” he said. “On pick­ing the rod up I knew it was a lump, just plod­ding around with the oc­ca­sional shake of the head.”

It was Scott’s turn to quiver once he had net­ted it and re­alised which fish it was. “I was shak­ing know­ing that it was Kempy’s in the net, ar­guably the best-look­ing fish from the Lin­ear com­plex!

“The scales set­tled at 42lb 2oz, my first 40lb-plus fish, beat­ing my pre­vi­ous best by 5lb 2oz,” he said.

“I had three more fish af­ter that but that was enough for me, I packed up around 5pm on the Satur­day and went home to cel­e­brate!”

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