Six fish for a 236lb 10oz to­tal

Angling Times (UK) - - CARP NEWS -

SIX big carp, in­clud­ing four over 40lb, fell to Si­mon Kenny’s rods dur­ing a mem­o­rable 72 hours on the Es­sex Manor.

Hav­ing ar­rived at the venue to find it vir­tu­ally empty, the 32-yearold from Diss, in Norfolk, dropped into one of his favourite swims and placed two rods on a hard clay spot at 20 yards’ range, and the third in deeper wa­ter.

At 9pm on the first evening one of the rods on the hard spot roared off, re­sult­ing in a fish known as The Peach at 43lb 8oz. This be­ing a re­peat cap­ture, he put it back with­out a photo.

Twenty four hours later Si­mon re­ceived an­other blis­ter­ing take on the same rod and after a slow, pon­der­ous fight the big­gest com­mon in the venue – the Bream Com­mon – was sit­ting in his land­ing net weigh­ing 43lb 4oz.

Things con­tin­ued to get even bet­ter the fol­low­ing day, as Si­mon ex­plained: “Just on first light the same rod was away yet again, re­sult­ing in a 29lb 14oz mir­ror, and I was just sort­ing the cam­era out when the other rod on the same spot burst into life and I was do­ing bat­tle with an­other heavy fish.

“This one weighed 40lb 8oz – I could hardly be­lieve the trip I was hav­ing.”

There was a re­peat per­for­mance the next morn­ing. Si­mon had just hav­ing net­ted an­other 40lb 8oz mir­ror, Paw­print, when his other rod sig­nalled a take, re­sult­ing in a 39lb mir­ror known as Heart Tail.

“It was a mind-blow­ing ses­sion, and to catch four forties in a trip is more than I could ever have dreamed of” said Si­mon.

All his fish fell to pink Sticky Krill pop-ups or Sig­na­ture yel­low pop­ups, fished over 6kg of boilies. He beat them us­ing combi rigs made from 25lb Korda Mouth­trap and 20lb Korda N-trap.

Paw­print at 40lb 8oz capped the ses­sion.

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