40lb Ashmead common on social session

40lb Ashmead common on social session

Wading a bait down the margins produced Ashmead’s beautiful Long Common for Darren Walklin.

The fish weighed in at 40lb and was one of five caught by the Plymouth angler during a three-night stay at the Somerset venue.

 A cracker of a fish at exactly 40lb

A cracker of a fish at exactly 40lb

“It was a three-day social with friends,” said Darren, “spent lost in the wild wetlands of Ashmead Fishery.

“The fish known as the Long Common came on the last morning to a bait waded down the margin and placed on the edge of a weedbed next to the reed line.

 The fish's other side

The fish's other side

“A truly stunning fish from an equally stunning venue.”

Darren baited lightly with Sticky Krill boilies and particles and presented a hookbait on a lead-clip system with a size 4 Gardner Mugga hook.

 A classic shot of a classically proportioned fish

A classic shot of a classically proportioned fish