Annual trip to Linear brings two 40s

Annual trip to Linear brings two 40s

 

Baiting heavily with hemp helped Daniel Belfield land two much-sought-after 40s from Linear Fisheries.

The 31-year-old plotted up for a week at Manor Farm on the Oxfordshire day-ticket site and ended his session with 14 carp.

The pick of the bunch were Mr Ridiculous at 42lb 14oz and the Pretty One at 41lb 14oz.

 The Pretty One at 41lb 14oz

The Pretty One at 41lb 14oz

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The Cheshire builder also managed two 30s, eight 20s and two doubles.

He said: “A mate and I decided to do our standard yearly Linear visit and found fish on Manor with pegs coming available later that afternoon.

“After finding spots surrounded by heavy weed, I introduced 2kg of Sticky Krill boilies and 2kg of hemp. On the first morning I landed the Pretty One, which was my first UK 40-pounder.

“Steadily catching fish and topping up with bait after ever second take resulted in 14 fish, with the last of those being Mr Ridiculous at a new pb weight of 42lb 14oz.”

 Mr Ridiculous at 42lb 14oz

Mr Ridiculous at 42lb 14oz

Daniel, who got through 20kg of hemp and 10kg of boilies during his visit, fished all three rods close together at long range.