Getting ahead of the wind brings 30s and a 40

Getting ahead of the wind brings 30s and a 40

Simon Kenny had his eye on the weather forecast to get “ahead of the fish” at the Essex Manor.

With perfect carp-fishing conditions predicted, Simon set up in a swim that would face the scheduled change of wind direction and caught mirrors of 44lb, 34lb 8oz and 35lb 10oz.

 This 44-pounder topped the haul

This 44-pounder topped the haul

The Norfolk welder said: “My trip coincided with a change in the weather, with the wind set to swing north-westerly fairly strongly bringing with it rain and overcast conditions

“I decided to try to get ahead of the fish as the wind was swinging the following day.

“I set up in a swim that would be well on the wind and got my traps set.”

Having baited with 4kg of Sticky Krill boilies soaked in Pure Tuna liquid, the 33-year-old cast his Sticky Signature hookbaits to the clay spot at 20yds and waited for the breeze to arrive.

He said: “As the wind started pumping into me the following day and I started to see the odd fish show I knew I'd made the right choice.

“Sure enough, I managed three bites in the following 24 hours starting with a lovely 34lb 8oz mirror then a unit of a 44lb mirror and, to finish off, a 35lb 10oz mirror.”

 This one went 34lb 8oz

This one went 34lb 8oz

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