Move of swims leads to 40lb common

Move of swims leads to 40lb common

Moving across the lake worked for Darren Norman as he banked this 40lb 10oz common as part of a three-fish hit.

Fishing an exclusive Kent syndicate, the 45-year-old had already landed a 29lb 8oz mirror when he decided it would be better to move.

 Moving was worth the effort for this 40lb 10oz common

Moving was worth the effort for this 40lb 10oz common

The Rochester angler said: “It was a great trip.

“I started off on one side of the lake in my second-choice swim and managed the mirror on the first morning.

 Bite one was this 29lb 8oz mirror

Bite one was this 29lb 8oz mirror

“At midday the swim opposite became free and as it was less weedy I thought I would have a better chance of landing anything I hooked, so I moved.

“It paid off and five hours later, after a great scrap, I landed a 40lb 10oz common.

“The next morning I had my last bite resulting in a mint 27lb 14oz common.”

Darren fed 4kg of chopped Sticky Krill, Bloodworm pellets and mixed particles, and fished Krill wafters on hinged stiff rigs over the top.

 This 27lb 14oz common completed the trio of bites

This 27lb 14oz common completed the trio of bites