Fat Com­mon packs on the pounds

Angling Times (UK) - - CARP NEWS -

RE­TURN­ING to his syn­di­cate venue after a hol­i­day, Jensen Man­nings banked two fish for nearly 90lb in­clud­ing a new lake record.

The Bris­to­lian caught the Big Cream at 41lb 8oz, fol­lowed by the Fat Com­mon at 48lb 2oz the next morn­ing.

The Avid-backed an­gler found a small group of carp sun­ning them­selves in the weed.

“I placed two rigs in the deeper hole and another on the raised ground. I then used a cat­a­pult to in­tro­duce around 6kg of 18mm CC Moore Pa­cific Tuna over the area. Later that af­ter­noon the spot be­gan to fizz up and fish started to show over the area,” said Jensen.

After a strong line bite, the same rod pulled round 30 min­utes later.

“I could feel the carp plod­ding around deep as it dragged me through weedbeds. At the net cord I could see it was one of my tar­gets – the Big Cream at 41lb 8oz.

“As the morn­ing sun rose, the spot be­gan to fizz yet again, and min­utes later my right hand rod was away. The fight was sim­i­lar to the last, but just felt a lot heav­ier.

“As I drew the fish closer I caught a glimpse of it and knew that what I was con­nected to was po­ten­tially my tar­get fish known as the Fat Com­mon. I edged her closer and at full reach man­aged to roll her into the net! She looked colos­sal and weighed a whop­ping 48lb 2oz, a new lake record!” he said.

The Fat Com­mon at 48lb 2oz, a new lake best.

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