No prebaiting for third Thames 30

No prebaiting for third Thames 30

If you think river carping is all about weeks of prebaiting then let this beautiful 30-pounder change your mind.

Connor Bovingdon caught the pretty mirror and a 25lb common from the River Thames during a 12-hour session.

“Both fish were caught from a stretch I haven’t fished before,” the 22-year-old told Carpfeed. “I didn’t prebait, just heavily baited when I turned up to fish.”

 This pretty linear went 30lb

This pretty linear went 30lb

The linear is the Ascot, Berkshire, angler’s third Thames 30-pounder and falls just short of his 32lb river pb.

“I walked this stretch a few times a few years back, so thought I’d give it a go,” said the duct fitter.

“Both fish came in the early hours of the morning. The 30 just pulled up tight and was a slow, deep fight all the way to the net.

 The other side of the pretty linear

The other side of the pretty linear

“However, the smaller common was completely different. It was a screaming take and just wouldn’t stop heading towards the far side near the boats, but with steady pressure I managed to get him back.”

 This 25lb common was the other fish of the session

This 25lb common was the other fish of the session

Connor fed 3kg of Sticky Krill and Manilla boilies and fished snowman rigs made with ESP components.