‘Lit­tle-and-of­ten’ bait­ing for 47lb 4oz Yate­ley com­mon

Angling Times (UK) - - TACKLE NEWS -

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.

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