Gardner Tackle consistent big fish catcher Ian Stott has been amongst the fish on his southern syndicate lake and bagged fish weighing 31lb 8oz and 21lb 6oz.
After spending his first night at the lake, Ian noticed a carp show in the early hours of the morning. The fish showed further out and more to the left of the island he had his three rods already positioned. Not wanting to miss a chance, Ian reeled in one of his rod and attached a 5oz Gardner Distance lead. After feeling for a good drop, Ian checked the distance before attaching a rig and despatching it exactly where the fish had shown.
Gardner Covert Chod hook.” alt=”Ian’s rig incorporated 14lb Mirage Fluorocarbon main line, eighteen inches of Covert Tungsten Tubing, a Covert Lead Clip arrangement, fourteen inches of 16lb Mirage fluorocarbon hook length and a Gardner Covert Chod hook.” width=”776″ height=”582″ class=”aligncenter size-full wp-image-13259″ />
Ian’s rig incorporated 14lb Mirage Fluorocarbon main line, eighteen inches of Covert Tungsten Tubing, a Covert Lead Clip arrangement, fourteen inches of 16lb Mirage fluorocarbon as a hook length and a Gardner Covert Chod hook. Ian waited a few hours for the wind to drop before he scattered several dozen boilies around the area.
The night passed uneventfully. However, just before first light Ian had a steady run on his long range rod and after a tussle which lasted several minutes slipped the net under a cracking carp which tipped the scales at 31lb 8oz.
After checking the rig and touching the hook up with a Point Doctor, Ian quickly got the rig back out to the area. Only thirty minutes later the same rod was away again. After a bit of drama when the carp managed pick up one of his other lines, Ian managed to slip the net under a nice looking weighing 21lb 6oz, which completed a lovely winter brace. Well done Stotty!