Wonderful weekend in Austria
It’s a great thing to see more and more couples sharing the carp fishing passion these days. Better equipment, facilities and, indeed, more big carp, all help to make it become a more attractive way to spend your free time. In Austria, Daniel and Anita Schweinzer have had a number of successful trips in recent times and that shows no sign of stopping! For their latest jaunt, they spent just a weekend away at one of their local gravel pits, which is 11-acres in size. Having kept in touch with other anglers on the build-up to the trip, it didn’t look great. High pressure had dominated conditions and things had been tough with very little being caught. But that was also a blessing in disguise as when they arrived they found they had the lake to themselves and were able to set up in a central area and cover a lot more water. They decided to fish four rods between them and cover a combination of different distances and depths, in the hope of finding a clue. Each area was baited with Manilla boilies and tiger nuts with the hook baits wrapped in Manilla paste. A slice of luck came their way and the air pressure dropped, and with that fish began to show. It looked like it was going to happen – and it did! The pair landed four carp along with two grass carp, but the icing on the cake was that they were all good fish with the smallest weighing almost 44lb and the largest 56lb!
AUSTRIA: UNDISCLOSED Daniel with the biggest of the weekend
AUSTRIA: UNDISCLOSED A cracking Austrian mirror for Anita