49lb 8oz as Lewis gives it some Welly!

Angling Times (UK) - - CARP NEWS -

LEWIS Read’s mem­o­rable sea­son con­tin­ued this week when he took a 49lb 8oz mir­ror from Welling­ton Coun­try Park – the ninth fish he has caught over the 48lb mark this year!

It was landed after Lewis had al­ready moved swims sev­eral times in a bid to get among the big­ger fish at the in-form Berk­shire venue.

“After a blank night I heard a few had shown in the lit­tle lake overnight, so I packed up and moved round,” he said. “In the new swim I put the rods on spots by the lily pads and along the near­side mar­gin. I had a pull round at 12.30am and a spir­ited 26lb 4oz com­mon was led to the net.

“The same rod was away again at 5.30am and I was at­tached to a much more pow­er­ful carp. After an in­tense bat­tle I net­ted it, but only when I went to lift the mesh did I re­alise how big it was!”

The carp, Lit­tle Two Tone, fell to a Ron­nie Rig made from a Covert Dark Mugga hook, a 25lb Trick Link hook­link and a Carp Com­pany 12mm Pink Caviar Cran­berry hook­bait.

“Only when I went to lift the mesh did I re­alise how big it was!”

Lewis Read’s 49lb 8oz Welling­ton fish.

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