48lb com­mon comes af­ter cam­eras leave

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

LEWIS Read’s in­cred­i­ble run of form at Welling­ton Coun­try Park has con­tin­ued with two thir­ties and a 48-pounder.

The pair of thir­ties, both com­mons weigh­ing 32lb and 31lb 8oz, fell while the Gard­ner man filmed pro­mo­tional videos at the Berk­shire syndicate.

“Af­ter a full day of film­ing I reeled in to let Alan Stagg, the cam­era­man for the day, out,” said Lewis.

“As soon as I got back to the rods I put a fresh hook­bait on each – I found the mid­dle rod wasn’t sharp and im­me­di­ately swapped it for a rig I had tied in front of the cam­eras.

“I got the hook­baits out there with­out too much fuss – I was an­noyed that I had to do three chucks on the first rod! – and re­baited.”

The bite came just an hour later. “The power on the other end was bloody stu­pe­fy­ing,” said Lewis, “locked up hold­ing the line against the blank above the reel and it was still pulling – truly sav­age!”

Af­ter a “proper mega bat­tle” Lewis slipped the net un­der the Small Tailed Com­mon at 48lb 4oz.

Lewis fished Carp Com­pany Caviar and Cran­berry boilies snow­man-style on a size 6 Gard­ner Dark In­ci­zor hook and 20lb Trick­link.

Lewis Read with Wellie’s Small Tailed Com­mon at 48lb4oz.

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