Red let­ter week at Teil­latts

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Com­ing sixth out of the draw meant Ja­son Gor­man wasn’t ex­pect­ing to get his sec­ond choice swim, Bailiffs Point, for his week-long ses­sion at Les Teil­latts in France. He soon found a nice bit of gravel just at the end of a small bar where he had his first bite on Sun­day morn­ing, re­sult­ing in a 32lb mir­ror. His PB at this time, for a French carp was 68lb, and he was feel­ing con­fi­dent he could be in with a chance of beat­ing it on this trip. He was soon in to an­other fish and af­ter a slow plod­ding bat­tle with a big mir­ror, he slid the net un­der a fish that weighed 68lb 4oz – he’d beaten it by 4oz! As the rest of the week un­folded his left-hand rod seemed to be do­ing all the bites and he put all three rods on the spot, half a rod length apart. At the end of the week, on ‘big fish Fri­day’ morn­ing, he’d man­aged 30 bites land­ing 27 carp to 68lb 4oz. What a week, it couldn’t get any bet­ter or could it? All three rods were out for the last day of an epic week. Off screamed the mid­dle rod and once again it felt like a big fish. Whilst play­ing it, the right-hand rod tore off as well, a dou­ble take and friend, Dave, helped with that rod whilst Ja­son hauled a mon­ster of a carp over the cord. He quickly gazed in the net and saw a carp that was def­i­nitely a new PB. He took the rod from Dave and landed the sec­ond fish, an­other big-look­ing carp. Just then the fi­nal rod tore off and he had three carp in nets and slings! The first fish shot the scales around to a mas­sive 80lb, a fish called the Bear, the sec­ond carp weighed 68lb and fi­nally, the last carp was 46lb. Ja­son com­mented: “What a day, what a week – the pho­tos were taken and the carp were re­leased and I was on cloud 9. The next morn­ing when wrap­ping down, the left-hand rod ripped off yet again, a last fi­nal take, a com­mon of 32lb. Call it a con­so­la­tion carp but once again I was left in awe with the mag­i­cal place and buzzing with joy. What a red let­ter week!”

FRANCE: LES TEIL­LATTS First PB of the week for Ja­son at 68lb 4oz

FRANCE: LES TEIL­LATTS The in­cred­i­ble Bear at 80lb

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