EIGHTH FORTY IN EIGHT MONTHS!

Av­enue gi­ant falls in blis­ter­ing heat

Angling Times (UK) - - CATCHES OF THE WEEK -

CRAIG McEvoy’s suc­cess­ful 2016 con­tin­ued with the cap­ture of his eighth 40-pounder of the year.

His lat­est ses­sion saw him bank three carp for more than 108lb in just 48 hours at the Av­enue in Shropshire.

“I caught one of the orig­i­nals, which is one of my tar­get fish, called Moon­scale at 40lb 8oz,” said Craig, “It’s my eighth forty of the year!”

Hav­ing found a clay bay 70yds out at the 10-acre RH Fisheries syn­di­cate venue, Craig also went on to catch two thir­ties for a

com­bined weight of 108lb 2oz.

He said: “The ses­sion got even bet­ter when I braced it with a dark mir­ror of 30lb 2oz. The fol­low­ing morn­ing saw me com­plete the trio with an­other tar­get fish called Big Bertha at a weight of 37lb 8oz.

“These fish were caught in blis­ter­ing heat and I was amazed to get a bite, let alone three! There I was, stand­ing in my boxer shorts play­ing these mon­sters. It felt more like fish­ing abroad than in the UK.”

Craig baited with a com­bi­na­tion of Main­line Cell and Hy­brid boilies.

The Av­enue’s Moon­scale at 40lb 8oz for Craig McEvoy.

Craig with the 30lb 2oz mir­ror.

Big Bertha – out at 37lb 8oz.

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