15 snow carp to 39lb in Paul's perfect storm

15 snow carp to 39lb in Paul's perfect storm

Paul Hunt called it “a perfect storm” as the Beast from the East and Storm Emma collided and gave him one of the finest hauls of snow carp ever.

Targeting Milton Abbas in Dorset, Paul managed an incredible 15 fish to 39lb, all while the white stuff lay on the ground last weekend.

Getting through 15kg of boilies in his four-night session, Paul also caught mirrors of 35lb 7oz, 32lb 4oz and 28lb 5oz. A 28lb 6oz common was also part of his mega hit.

 This 39lb mirror was the biggest

This 39lb mirror was the biggest

“I arrived at the lake early morning in the snow,” said Paul. “It was bitterly cold, but a fish had come out the previous night.”

As the snow came down, Paul confidently baited up with 3kg of CC Moore Pacific Tuna boilies.

He said: “I had a 20lb-plus common just before dark, then that night I had a 39lb mirror and another 20lb-plus common.

 Look at the colour of this 28lb 6oz common!

Look at the colour of this 28lb 6oz common!

“During the night the snow was unbelievable, as the Beast from the East met Storm Emma.”

After a quiet second day, nightfall brought a flurry of five fish including two 28-pounders.

 Arguably the prettiest of the trip, this one weighed 28lb 5oz

Arguably the prettiest of the trip, this one weighed 28lb 5oz

“The next afternoon I had a 32lb 4oz mirror, then on the Sunday at midday I put the last of my 15kg of boilies out and landed a further five fish that afternoon including Steve’s Linear at 35lb 7oz.”

 Another 30lb-plus mirror, this one went 32lb 4oz

Another 30lb-plus mirror, this one went 32lb 4oz

A 20lb-plus common rounded off the session before Paul had to carefully extract his snowbound van.

He added: “To have landed 15 fish in a session is virtually unheard of from this lake, so for me it turned out to be a perfect storm.”

 Paul fed a total of 15kg of boilies during his session. This fish weighed 23lb

Paul fed a total of 15kg of boilies during his session. This fish weighed 23lb