BIG THREE END LEAN MANOR SPELL
Location is key to two thirties and a 42lb 6oz lump
EFFORT often equals reward in big-carp angling, as Marc Cavaciuti proved with three of Essex Manor’s finest residents, topped by a 42lb 6oz mirror.
Aware that the venue had been fishing slow, the 32-year-old firefighter arrived at the water a couple of hours before daybreak and did several circuits to try to locate the fish.
He found what he was looking for, and by the end of his session 42 hours later he had slipped his net under three fish for 112lb-plus.
He said: “After three laps in the dark and the pouring rain I saw two carp show right at first light in a relatively quiet area. A quick lead around located what felt like an area of clean silt in 20ft of water, close to a bed of dying silkweed.”
Rather than piling the bait in, Marc, from Welwyn Garden City, adopted a conservative approach, using small double-skinned PVA mesh bags filled with Krilled maggots and bloodworm pellets. Hookbaits were 12mm pop-ups tipped with five maggots each.
“At first light on the second morning I had a 32lb mirror from the spot after seeing a few shows over the area during the night. As a result I chose to put all three rods on the spot and recast each one every three hours until dusk.
“The next bite came at 7pm and after a very dogged, powerful fight a fish called Joe’s weighing 42lb 6oz was mine. I was surprised that I didn’t get another chance during the night, and at first light the next day I recast the rods.
“At midday I noticed a few pinprick bubbles near the spots and just as I was about to start packing away I was in again with a fish known as Pearly Lin weighing 37lb 7oz. It was the perfect end to a great session,” he added.
Pearly Lin cam in at 37lb 7oz.
First out was this 32-pounder.