Listening to his gut puts carper onto bigger fish during session.
Topping a four fish haul, this 30lb 10oz mirror was the reward for big fish hunter Ted Bryan for following his 'gut' during a 48-hour session on a southern stillwater.
Having just caught the first two fish during the stint, Ted made the call to move to the other side of the lake after seeing carp crashing around in front of a free peg. It was a gamble, as the fish were also obviously feeding in front of him, but it was one that paid off.
“I’d just had two decent carp, but I thought I had a better chance of more and possibly bigger if I targeted the moving fish on the far side of the lake,” said Ted. “I was right too, by the following morning I’d had a good twenty and had this thirty in the sack.”
Ted fooled all his fish by laying down a small bed of 15mm Nash Amber Strawberry boilies and presenting pop-ups over the top complete with small PVA bags of crushed boilies and rock salt. The 30, along with a 26, were beaten by a size 8 Nash Fang X hook with a 15lb Nash Bullet mono hooklink.