HOR­TON FOR­TIES FALL AT DIS­TANCE AND IN MAR­GINS

Re­sult with fish of 45lb 12oz and 40lb 6oz

Angling Times (UK) - - CARP NEWS -

IS­LAND Lake on the his­toric Hor­ton com­plex pro­vided Dan Leney with two of its prized res­i­dents to very dif­fer­ent tac­tics.

“I had two for­ties in two weeks – what a buzz!” said Dan, who banked a 45lb 12oz mir­ror at long range, then a 40lb 6oz mir­ror in the mar­gins.

The first and big­ger of the fish came dur­ing a three-day ses­sion. “I had been prep­ping some spots from the boat at 120 yards,” said Dan. “The fish were on clear­ings of silt amid huge weedbeds.”

“The rod ripped off at 1pm on day two and I latched into the huge-framed Two Tone mir­ror, which came in at 45lb 12oz. I had three bites that day, tak­ing an­other 25lb com­mon and los­ing one in the weed.

“I re­turned two weeks later but this time I chose to fish just 10 yards from the bank in much, much shal­lower water. The sun was beat­ing down and the tem­per­a­tures were far warmer, so I tar­geted the 5ft area.

“On the first morn­ing I man­aged two takes, one from a 23lb mir­ror and an­other from the huge 40lb 6oz mir­ror.”

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