EMO­TIONAL PER­SONAL BEST WEIGHS 53lb 8oz

Bit­ter­sweet suc­cess at the Av­enue

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

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.

Craig McEvoy’s

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.

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