Big Plated leads 20-fish hit

One of the country’s most sought-after day-ticket carp has been landed as part of a 20-fish hit.

The Big Plated was caught by Neil Bunce during a five day session on St John’s at the Oxfordshire Linear Fisheries complex at a weight of 42lb 12oz.

 42lb 12oz of sought-after Linear Fisheries carp

42lb 12oz of sought-after Linear Fisheries carp

The South Cerney-based 47-year-old started the session fishing along the tree line of a shallow bay but switched to a different spot when this failed to produce any bites.

“I found a tiny clear spot at 10 wraps which ended up producing of all bar one of my fish, including a new pb of 27lb 8oz for my 12-year-old son,” said Neil.

 "I had dreamed of catching the Big Plated for years"

"I had dreamed of catching the Big Plated for years"

“I had dreamed of catching the Big Plated for years and I was stunned to see it coming over my net. The fish was in stunning condition and gave a great account of itself during the fight. At one point it had managed to get three swims down the margin!” he added.

All of Neil’s fish were caught on a trimmed-down Sticky Peach and Pepper pop-up fished on a Ronnie Rig over a bed of chopped Sticky Krill boilies and mixed particles.

 Back she goes

Back she goes