England stars cash in as French venue switches on [VIDEO]

England stars cash in as French venue switches on [VIDEO]

Rob Hughes’s smash-and-grab approach to overseas adventures continued as he banked an incredible six 50s in 48 hours.

The Carp Team England boss caught 20 fish in two nights as Crete Lakes in France switched on in style.

 A 54lb 2oz mirror for Rob

A 54lb 2oz mirror for Rob

England international Neil Rivers also got in on the act with a 64lb pb mirror, four 50s and seven 40s in his five-day stay on Lake Three.

 Neil's 63lb mirror - VIDEO FOOTAGE BELOW

Neil's 63lb mirror - VIDEO FOOTAGE BELOW

Rob also began his 72-hour session on Lake Three, but after just a single fish in the first 24 hours he upped sticks and moved to Lake One.

The Fox and Dynamite-backed angler told Carpfeed: “To be honest, I’m still feeling the effects of what was a mad session.

“There was snow on the when I arrived. I started off on Lake Three and managed one fish in the first 24 hours, but it didn’t feel right.

“As we all know, if you’re in the wrong spot at this time of year you’ll struggle.”

 One of Rob's six 50s

One of Rob's six 50s

After switching lakes, the action came thick and fast for Rob. He said: “It just went mad. My first four fish from the new swim were 50lb 12oz, 41lb 12oz, 54lb 2oz and 50lb 5oz.”

The next day produced a further 11 fish, including another 50, before Rob reeled in at midnight to recharge.

“To be honest I was shattered so I piled some bait in and reeled in.  I got the rods back out at first light, caught another two pretty quickly, then took my foot off the gas a bit as the day was quiet.”

That quietness was shattered at just after midnight when Rob snared his fifth 50, before all hell broke loose a few hours later.

“I had a triple take in -4 degrees at 3.30am which produced a 25lb 5oz, a 43lb 3oz and a sixth monster at 52lb 4oz. Unbelievable!”

 50lb 15oz of Crete Lakes mirror

50lb 15oz of Crete Lakes mirror

Rob fished a tight patch of crushed and chopped Dynamite Crave boilies heavily soaked in Krill Liquid Food with balanced Crave Fluro pop-up dumbells over the top. He fished Ronnie rigs with size 8 Fox Edges Curve Shank hooks.

Neil Rivers, who managed 19 fish in total, fished DNA PB wafters over chopped DNA S7 boilies. His hooklinks featured Fox Illusion and size 6 Edges Medium Curve hooks.