47lb Yateley common over 30kg of bait

47lb Yateley common over 30kg of bait

Introducing 30kg of bait at the start of his session produced a string of historic Yateley fish topped by a 47lb 12oz common for Tom Ward.

The 20-year-old student caught the fish, known as the Redmire Common, as part of a seven-fish haul that included another common of 31lb and two of the lake’s original mirrors.

 47lb 12oz of Yateley common

47lb 12oz of Yateley common

Tom, who lives a stone’s throw from the famous Hampshire complex, said: “The fish on Yateley's Match Lake had spawned the week before, so I decided to set up in one of the main open-water swims and on the first evening filled it in with 30kg of hemp, Sticky Krill boilies, maize and some Krill Clusters.

“By topping up after every morning I managed seven fish in two nights, with the best of them being Yateley's biggest common, the Redmire, at 47lb 12oz. It was a new personal best, too.

“I also managed to catch two originals in the form of the Bum Snag Fish and the Big Twin.”

Tom fished Sticky Krill wafters on Amnesia D rigs.

 What a beaut!

What a beaut!