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Wasps to thank for fish of 42lb, 42lb 6oz and 45lb 6oz

Angling Times (UK) - - WELCOME -

JON TAYLOR had a swarm of wasps to thank for his cap­ture of three huge mir­rors weigh­ing 42lb, 42lb 6oz and 45lb 6oz.

Ar­riv­ing at one of the Es­sex Carp Syn­di­cate’s port­fo­lio of wa­ters, the 42-year-old found num­bers of fish show­ing in front of a swim that was al­ready taken. See­ing that the ad­ja­cent plot was free, he thought that his luck was in – but he soon changed his mind.

Jon ex­plained: “There was a wasp nest in the swim, and some poor chap had suf­fered mul­ti­ple stings over the week­end. As soon as I wan­dered in there I was chased off by a swarm!”

Forced into a re­think, Jon knew that the wind was due to swing round, so he de­cided to move to a swim that would be on the end of it. Just 10 hours later he was cel­e­brat­ing his best-ever ses­sion.

“I got the rods out and sprayed a cou­ple of ki­los of boilies over them. The wind then swung round into my face and the fish were in­stantly on it. A speedy take re­sulted in one of the lake’s big girls – the Scat­tered Lin – at 42lb 6oz, fol­lowed by a big-framed mir­ror called Boris at 42lb.

“I could see the spots fizzing up and shortly af­ter re­cast­ing I was away again. This was the big­gest of the lot – a fish called Brick Top – weigh­ing 45lb 6oz,” he added.

Jon Taylor snatched Brick Top at 45lb 6oz. Jon cra­dles the Scat­tered Lin at 42lb 6oz.

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