MURRAY SERVES UP A NEW PERSONAL BEST
‘Little-and-often’ baiting for 47lb 4oz Yateley common
ASLOW autumn campaign burst into life for Martin Gardener as he landed three Yateley fish, including this new personal best.
The 47lb 4oz common, known as Murray, came from the famous Hampshire complex’s North Lake.
Martin also managed mirrors of 33lb 14oz and 19lb 8oz in the same evening of his 48-hour session.
The 51-year-old from Flackwell Heath in Buckinghamshire fished just 20 yards out in a small bay and baited little and often.
He said: “After a very slow September on the North Lake I had three fish on Tuesday evening, including a recapture of Murray, but this time at a bestever autumn weight of 47lb 4oz!
“She gave an epic scrap at close range in a snaggy bay with the line caught round a tree. As she came back round I could see from the white tail tip that I was almost certainly connected to a new personal best, and fortunately the carp gods were with me – the line and the tree parted company with no problem.”
Martin Gardener with Murray, a pb at 47lb 4oz.