New best backed by pb bar­bel and spec­i­men chub

Angling Times (UK) - - CARP NEWS -

FREE-FISH­ING stretch of the River Thames pro­vided Con­nor Bov­ing­don with this im­pres­sive mir­ror as part of a mul­ti­spec­i­men hit.

The 32lb 8oz fish came dur­ing a 24-hour ses­sion that also pro­duced bar­bel of 14lb and 12lb, plus a string of chub to over 5lb.

It was a new Thames per­sonal best for the 20-year-old from As­cot, Berk­shire, and was the cul­mi­na­tion of a pre­bait­ing cam­paign.

Con­nor told Angling Times: “I had the bite at 3am and it was a re­ally hard-fight­ing fish. It beats my pre­vi­ous Thames pb of 28lb and I also had a new pb bar­bel and a few chub, so it was a re­ally ac­tive trip – on my next trip I also man­aged a 22lb 2oz mir­ror.

“I fish the river on and off, but like to tar­get the Thames when the sum­mer weather wears off and the river has some colour. I had pre­baited the spot heav­ily with par­ti­cles for a cou­ple of weeks and fished 1kg of Sticky Krill boilies over each rod dur­ing my ses­sion.

“The fish came from a sandy area in the mid­dle of the river in about 11ft of wa­ter.”

Duct fit­ter Con­nor pre­sented Sticky Krill and White Choco­late pop-ups on blow back rigs.

The 32ln 8oz mir­ror fell to a pop-up pre­sented on a blow back rig.

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