EMOTIONAL PERSONAL BEST WEIGHS 53lb 8oz
Bittersweet success at the Avenue
CRAIG McEvoy’s storming 2016 has continued with an emotional session at the Avenue.
Back in May, the Black Country carper landed five forties and three thirties in the same session at Acton Burnell, but his lastest trip to an RH Fisheries venue produced a new UK personal best.
In 48 hours at the Shropshire syndicate water, Craig caught a 53lb 8oz mirror plus three others of 35lb 8oz, 32lb 4oz and 27lb before packing up to go to a family funeral.
“I had to pack up for midday on the final morning as I had my uncle’s funeral to attend,” said Craig. “I had three fish on the final
morning, which included the fifty that I caught in the final hour of the session. “It sure was an emotional day.” Craig fed a total of 4kg of Mainline Cell boilies and fished matching hookbaits on size 8 Korda Kurv Shank hooks tied to 15lb Korda IQ2 fluorocarbon.
pb 53lb 8oz Avenue mirror.
Craig’s 27-pounder, smallest of the bunch.
This mirror went 32lb 4oz.
This one weighed in at 35lb 8oz.