Four hours picking swim results in first forty of season for Ted.
‘Take your time’ would be the key advice of big fish angler Ted Bryan following his latest session where he scooped four fish in four days, topped by this big 40.
The Nash Peg One consultant targeted the inhabitant of a Kent club water, arriving at the water just before dark. But instead of rushing to get his bait in the water, the former Drennan Cup winner took his time spending nearly four hours walking the bank working out which swim would give him the optimum chance of catching.
After finally spying a good fish in the margins down one end of the venue, the Sydenham-based rod finally made his first cast, placing three rods between 20 and 40 yards out into the darkness.
Getting his head down for the night, Ted then got his reward for his patience early the following morning – although not without a bit of trouble.
“Before I got into my sleeping bag the night before I actually made a mental note that if I got a run in the night I’d have to be careful because I was fishing a steep and muddy bank,” Ted told ACF. “My buzzer went off at 6am the next morning and as I jumped off the bed chair and down to the rods the first thing that happened was I slipped in the mud and landed on my back in-between two of the rod. I picked up the rod when I was still lying down and hit into what felt like a good fish.”
On the scales the fish more than rewarded the effort Ted had put in the previous night, taking the needle round to a hefty 40lb 10oz.
“It’s my first forty of the year and just shows you get out what you put in, with all that walking around the night before paying off in the end,” added Ted.
Over the next three days Ted also went on to catch three more carp of 28lb 12oz, 27lb 12oz and 20lb.
All of the session’s fish fell for the same tactics of a 15mm Amber Strawberry pop-up fished on a size 8 Nash Fang X hook to a Bullet mono hooklink with a 2oz inline lead. Each spot Ted targeted also received 20 freebees around the hookbait.
Last modified on Wednesday, 23 November 2011 14:30