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Some of the huge carp Steve caught during the session.

Some of the huge carp Steve caught during the session.

Some of the huge carp Steve caught during the session.

Some of the huge carp Steve caught during the session.

Some of the huge carp Steve caught during the session.

 Monster leather carp is epic session highlight


A magnificent leather carp of 33lb 10oz highlighted an epic two-day session for Stamford big fish angler Steve Rudkin.

 

The water in Rutland is known to house one specimen of 42lb and five others in excess of 30lb!

Starting on Wednesday lunch time at a water in Rutland which covers an otter fence protected acre, Steve and fishing partner Jonny Smith (better known to some as a couple of erstwhile Ryhall United footballers!!), were to endure an anxious wait on the swims they had prebaited with boilies, hemp, corn and a little groundbait. Mild conditions at 20c were perfect - and to increase the anticipation, fish could be seen under the surface. So Steve admitted that when they 'never got a sniff', he was beginning to panic. Those visible fish were active out in the middle of the lake which is known to house one specimen of 42lb and five others in excess of 30lb. Tantalising!


A change of tactics was obviously demanded and Steve's Thursday hunch was for a zig rig on lighter line positioned 18 inches under the surface of a ten foot deep swim. An 8mm high leakage pop up boilie completed the presentation. The switch worked sensationally, bringing him carp of 18lb 4oz (mirror), 27lb (mirror), 22lb (mirror), a 16lb specimen for Jonno and then, at 4pm, that magnificently conditioned 33lb leather which fought spiritedly for ten minutes on a lighter rod. It beat Steve's personal best for a leather by seven ounces.


After that came a night of alarm buzzers sounding constantly and Steve reckons that it was a hatch coming off which caused the stir with fish, a couple of resident kingfishers and house martins bombing round the site in frenzied anticipation. Then it all calmed down and mid morning Friday brought the final delight - an 18lb common taken on an ordinary pop up boilie. Great session on a great new water.


Published: 24/09/2014





 
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