First Elsons trip of the year is best ever for Mark Pitchers

First Elsons trip of the year is best ever for Mark Pitchers

Mark Pitchers had the golden touch at Stanwick Lakes as his first visit of the year resulted in the capture of the Silver Common.

The star of Fox’s Challenge videos said it was his “best-ever session” on Elsons Lake at the Northamptonshire complex as he racked up nine fish, topped by the 36lb 14oz common.

The six-acre water can be fished on a day-ticket via a booking system.

 The Silver Common at 36lb 14oz

The Silver Common at 36lb 14oz

Mark said: “This week I enjoyed my best-ever session on Elsons Lake on the Stanwick Lakes complex as I landed nine carp topped off by this 36lb 14oz common known as the Silver Common.

“It was my first session on there this year, so it was a nice welcome back.”

Mark, who runs his own Wainstones Fishery in North Yorkshire, baited heavily with hemp, a mix of pellets and CC Moore Odyssey XXX boilies soaked in GLM liquid.

He used hinged stiff rigs tied with 30lb Fox Rigidity and size 5 Fox Edges Stiff Rig Beaked hooks.