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Wellington giant re­wards pa­tience

Angling Times (UK) - - WELCOME -

LIAM McGoldrick had only one bite dur­ing a weekend ses­sion on Wellington Coun­try Park – but he wasn’t com­plain­ing when it re­sulted in a su­perb 51lb mir­ror.

Ar­riv­ing at the venue in the dark, the 32-year-old baited up and cast out. The fol­low­ing morn­ing he no­ticed fish feed­ing fur­ther down the bank, but rather than re­cast and risk spook­ing them, Liam left his baits in po­si­tion in the hope that the fish would move out of the area and to­wards his swim.

That proved to be a wise move by the se­nior con­tracts man­ager from Kent.

He said: “The bite came at around 10pm and it was just a sin­gle bleep, fol­lowed by the line ping­ing out of the clip.

“I was on the rod straight away, and the fight was im­mense – the fish was ex­tremely an­gry and did not want to give up!”

Liam used a Main­line Cell pop-up over a spread of bot­tom baits and pre­sented it on a Ron­nie rig made us­ing a size 4 Gard­ner Tackle Mugga hook and a safety lead clip sys­tem from the same com­pany.

Liam cra­dles his 51lb mir­ror, which

fell to a pop-up.

One bite was all Liam needed!

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