46lb common from central Milton Keynes

46lb common from central Milton Keynes

Jason Partlow was made to wait to get in the swim he wanted, but his patience was rewarded with this 46lb 13oz common from a Bucks club water.

Arriving at Milton Keynes Angling Association-controlled Willen Lake for a four-day session, the 46-year-old local, who had endured 20 blanks in a row, had to work for his result.

 

He said: “I arrived at the lake Tuesday morning and I couldn’t get in the swim I wanted.

“So straight away things didn’t start too well, but eventually after three moves in three days I managed to get the swim.”

Two upper doubles followed that evening, before the groundworker banked a 24lb mirror the next morning.

“Shortly after that,” he said, “I lost what felt like a good fish on a snag, so I decided to drop the rod 6ft short of the spot.

“An hour or so later I hooked in to a very powerful fish. After a hard 10-minute battle there lay in the bottom of my net for the second time in just over a year the Golden Common.

“This time she just looked immense.”

The Golden Common at 46lb 13oz

The Golden Common at 46lb 13oz

The fish, which Jason caught at 43lb 15oz last time round, set a new personal best, venue record and club record.

“I definitely enjoyed it more this time as I had my partner, son and friends there to cherish the moment with me.

“So after 20 blanks I was rewarded with my old friend. Dreams do come true. Hard work pays off.”

RIG AND BAIT

  • Naked chod rig
  • Hookbait: Sticky Vor-Tex pop-up
  • Loosefeed: 4/5kg of Sticky Vor-Tex boilies