WAIT­ING GAME FOR A FRENCH 80

Pop-up left out for three days to bag 86lb 4oz Bar­bie Jo

Angling Times (UK) - - CAR PFEED NEWS -

ABRITISH an­gler left his hook­bait out for three days to bank the big­gest carp at Mar-Peche.

Benji Brit­tin caught the mir­ror, known as Bar­bie Jo, from the pop­u­lar French venue at a colossal 86lb 4oz.

He said: “I started the ses­sion fish­ing on the back of some­body else’s bait, know­ing they had fished there the day pre­vi­ous, and I didn’t want to spook them by putting other bait out.

“This tac­tic worked to catch the first fish of 49lb 2oz. I then started my own ses­sion by putting out boilies and crumb on a hard spot close to a weedbed.

“I did this over two days with noth­ing hap­pen­ing at all. I then de­cided to leave bait­ing and left my rig out for three days un­touched.

“With the con­fi­dence that shrink-wrap­ping my hook­bait would avoid the cray­fish, I hoped the fish would feel con­fi­dent feed­ing on an undis­turbed area.

“On my last day I had a take at 5.45am and had a bat­tle with a fish called Bar­bie Jo, suc­cess­fully land­ing her at 86lb 4oz!

“I found that over-bait­ing wasn’t work­ing but bait­ing and leav­ing it out over long pe­ri­ods was the way to catch on this week’s ses­sion.”

Benji used a CC Moore Live Sys­tem pop-up over 4kg of crumbed and whole CC Moore Live Sys­tem boilies, plus par­ti­cles.

Benji Brit­tin and Bar­bie Jo at 86lb 4oz.

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