45 bites in 48 hours at Linear for Tom Maker

45 bites in 48 hours at Linear for Tom Maker

The unstoppable Tom Maker has continued to show his ability at Linear Fisheries with 45 bites in 48 hours.

His incredible St John’s haul, which was based on a gut instinct, featured four thirties to 32lb 4oz, 34 twenties and five doubles.

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This mirror went 29lb 1oz and was one of 43 in 48 hours

This mirror went 29lb 1oz and was one of 43 in 48 hours

The 25-year-old said: “I arrived early on the Sunday morning and had a walk round Manor, the lake I intended to fish and have been targeting for a while now.

“I managed to get a bucket in a good peg I was happy with the decision; however, on the way back to the van I decided to have a look up the shallow end of St. John's – a complete rash decision and something I cannot even explain, something just felt ‘right’. 

“I spoke to a lad who was just leaving and he had caught a few – enough to convince me to move over. 

This 32lb-pounder was one of four thirties

This 32lb-pounder was one of four thirties

“I didn't want to make too much disturbance once in the peg so a quick chuck about with a light lead soon found a decent spot.

“I opted to only fish two rods due to how close the pegs were and I soon had both in position with 10 spods straight over the top. 

“It didn't take long to get the first bite and the action remained relentless throughout the whole session. In total I managed 45 bites and landed 43 of them!”

Tom fished at 70yds to a clear area surrounded by weed.

RIG AND BAIT

  • 360 rig

  • Hook: Size 5 Fox Edges Medium Curve

  • Hooklink: 25lb Fox Coretex Matt

  • Hookbait: Trimmed-down 16mm Sticky Manilla pop-up

  • Loosefeed: Initial 10 Spombs, followed by three after each fish. Total of 7kg of 12mm chopped and whole Sticky Krill, 10kg of sweetcorn and three litre bottles of Cloudy Krill

A 28lb common for Tom Maker

A 28lb common for Tom Maker