River re­sult in Ger­many

Carpworld - - ECHOES -

Af­ter a cou­ple of short ses­sions on a very small river near his home­town, without much to show for his ef­forts apart from a cou­ple of dou­bles and a few big bream, To­bias Stein­bruck at last found what he was look­ing for. He caught one of the big­gest res­i­dents of the area weigh­ing in at 21kg (46lb 4oz). This was re­ally the high­light of his win­ter fish­ing. For many weeks the wa­ter level had been ex­tremely high. Too much rain right from the mid­dle of De­cem­ber had made the fish­ing im­pos­si­ble for long pe­ri­ods but, with con­di­tions fi­nally com­ing right, he at last had his chance. His big­gest fear was that this fish would leave the stretch in those bad con­di­tions... but she stayed there – much to his re­lief! He ac­tu­ally saw the fish the pre­vi­ous day with five other carp be­hind a fallen tree, very close to the mar­gin in one me­tre of wa­ter. The next morn­ing, con­di­tions were per­fect. The air pres­sure dropped down and it was only -3°C in the night... all the other days it had been as low as -10°C! The first ac­tion came from a 9kg com­mon at 10am, prob­a­bly one of the other mem­bers of the group he’d sighted. He felt ner­vous but three hours later the spe­cial mo­ment ar­rived – the big lady was hooked! A 15mm TG Ac­tive bot­tom bait on a rig com­pris­ing of a size 6 Nash Fang Twis­ter and 25lb Ar­mourlink, plus a Dif­fu­sion Camo Leader and a trac­tor lead made up the end tackle that did the job on that spe­cial day.

GER­MANY: UNDIS­CLOSED Suc­cess in the cold for To­bias Stein­bruck

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