Carp Fishing – A Weekend of Sweets, Crisps and Fizzy Pop – By Nick Burrage

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Carp Fishing – A Weekend of Sweets, Crisps and Fizzy Pop – By Nick Burrage

My youngest daughter Lucy was itching to do a few nights out on the bank, so I picked her up straight from school and we made the 3 hour drive to my syndicate water. As it was a Friday, it was no surprise when we arrived to be greeted by an almost full lake. With only a spot between lines from every direction or a swim confined to a corner (this swim always seems to be the last choice for most of the syndicate members) left I had little choice. With very little thought we dropped into the corner swim. This isn’t my normal approach, but needs must and without seeing a single fish we set up camp.

Gardner pro (light blend), a Covert lead clip, 12 inches of Covert Tungsten Tubing to protect the line near the business end and prevent tangles!” alt=”My tackle has been little changed this year and consisted 15lb Gardner pro (light blend), a Covert lead clip, 12 inches of Covert Tungsten Tubing to protect the line near the business end and prevent tangles!” width=”623″ height=”415″ class=”aligncenter size-full wp-image-15336″ />

The weekend drifted by with sweets, crisps and fizzy pop (don’t tell her mum though!). After a quiet pizza filled Saturday, I set a trap on a patrol route down the margins. Liners started at 5am the following morning and an hour or so later the rod was away. The fish plodded from one weedbed to another, it wasn’t an easy fight to say the least as I was keen for my daughter Lucy to see a big fish. I kept my cool, and soon the fish was slid over the waiting net. At 30lb 9oz, we were both buzzing (Lucy even more than me) and after a few pictures she was returned to her watery home to fight another day. We had a great weekend and celebrated the capture (as you do) with a burger on the way home.

Rig wise I used my simple Mugga blow-back set up.

My tackle has been little changed this year and consisted 15lb Gardner pro (light blend), a Covert lead clip, 12 inches of Covert Tungsten Tubing to protect the line near the business end and prevent tangles! Rig wise I used my simple Mugga blow-back set up, as seen on the Gardner Facebook page. A Trigga snowman and a bed of 12mm Trigga completed the set up!
At 30lb 9oz, we were both buzzing, Lucy even more than me...

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