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45lb Norfolk common is new personal best

NewsThom AirsNorfolk
45lb Norfolk common is new personal best

This powerful Norfolk common charged through another angler’s lines but eventually succumbed to Scot Crook’s net.

The 45lb 2oz specimen gave the Thetford angler a new personal best at a local syndicate venue.

 Scot's Norfolk 45-pounder

Scot's Norfolk 45-pounder

The 43-year-old arrived at 6pm on Friday evening for a two-night session and got the take late on his first day.

“I was fishing to a hard spot at 10 yards’ range,” Scot said. “It was a short, sharp bite taking 2ft of line then stopping when I pulled into the fish.

“It did not really do much to start with, I don’t think it realise it was hooked, but when it woke up to the fact it near on flat-rodded me and went into the swim next door, picking up a friend’s rod on the way through.

 It's a powerfully built fish

It's a powerfully built fish

“Luckily my friend clocked what was going on and opened his bail arm, and with a bit of grating of the line through some bushes I manged to get the fish back into my swim and in the net.”

The fish impressive common proved to be the only one of the session for the multi-drop driver.

RIG AND BAIT

  • Hookbait: Dynamite Monster Tiger Nut boilie
  • Loosefeed: Three handfuls of matching boilies
  • Hook: Size 6 ESP Big T
  • Hooklink: 20lb supple Korda hooklink