Wider section is key to canal haul

Wider section is key to canal haul

Finding a wider stretch of canal helped Laurence Birchall compile this impressive cut haul.

Targeting the Basingstoke Canal on the Hampshire and Surrey border, Laurence managed a trio of carp weighing18lb, 19lb and 23lb 2oz.

 A 19lb mirror and 23lb 2oz common for Laurence

A 19lb mirror and 23lb 2oz common for Laurence

He said: “They were all from the Basingstoke Canal in Surrey and Hampshire.

“There's a big boat-turning section where a lot of them seem to hold up at this time of year.”

 The pick of the bunch was this common

The pick of the bunch was this common

All the fish were taken on boosted CC Moore Northern Specials on spots that had been pre-baited with 10mm to 15mm Pacific Tuna boilies.

 This mirror weighed 18lb

This mirror weighed 18lb