Lo­ca­tion is key to two thir­ties and a 42lb 6oz lump

Angling Times (UK) - - CARP NEWS -

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.

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