Vince Jewitt seized on a stalking opportunity at a popular day-ticket venue to land this 39lb 8oz common.
The Hull angler was visiting Bluebell Lakes in Northamptonshire and had decided to target Kingfisher for a 72-hour session.
He said: “After managing to get a few fish feeding in the marginal snags during the afternoon I waited until I was 100-per-cent sure they had vacated the area before slipping on the waders and walking a bait into position.”
Having flicked another 10 freebies on to the spot, the 34-year-old printer didn’t have to wait too long for one of the lake’s large commons to pick up his simple hair rig attached to a drop-off inline lead.
He said: “Roughly an hour later the rod sprang into action and after a short battle this pristine common was sulking in the net.”
RIG AND BAIT
- Standard hair rig
- Hook: Size 6 Carp Spirit Medium Curve
- Hooklink: 5ins of Kryston Synx Gold
- Loosefeed: Scattering of Sticky Manilla boilies
- Hookbait: 20mm Sticky Manilla boilie