River Trent carp stay on the feed for Kyle

River Trent carp stay on the feed for Kyle

Kyle Heesom hadn’t planned on fishing the river during the festive break, but he’s glad he did.

The 29-year-old has found a productive coldwater spot on the Trent in Nottingham and managed this 26lb 1oz common on December 29.

“I didn’t plan on fishing the Trent any time soon,” said Kyle, “but a spike in temperature meant I knew I had to jump on it – and I’m glad I did!

Kyle has clearly found a spot the fish like in winter

Kyle has clearly found a spot the fish like in winter

“This 26lb 1oz common broke my pb again, only weeks after I caught another Trent pb, a 22lb mirror from the same spot.

“That’s now four fish from the same spot since November.”

Kyle used a hinged stiff rig topped with a 15mm Nash Scopex Squid pop-up and half a 12mm Citruz pop-up over low-oil pellets and chopped boilies.

“My baiting approach was little and often, every few hours, even throughout the night,” said Kyle.

This 26lb 1oz common is the fourth carp Kyle has had from the same spot since November

This 26lb 1oz common is the fourth carp Kyle has had from the same spot since November