by Zenia << back to 'May 2016 Catches'
5C’s Member Maggot Mick Whitfield, 45 from Exwick,
Exeter had the Session of his Life when he fished the Kracking Carp
Lake for the 1st Time.
Maggot couldn’t believe his luck when he landed a Stunning Common and a New Personal Best of 36lbs!!!
BUT it got BETTER when he then went onto to SMASHING
that PB with a 45lb 2oz Mirror!!!!
Maggot’s Story –
“Fishing Kracking Carp Lake for the first time with friends, I found myself in peg 3. After being there only a few minutes a big mirror rolled in my swim!! A little pre baiting with Anglers Paradise Pellet and a Kilo of Cell Boilies, a White Pop Up using the new Rum Rig from Custom Made Carp Rigs was my chosen hook bait and rig. Time to sit back and wait...
My first fish came within 10 minutes a Kracking small Mirror around 3 pounds. Good start in a way as I wanted the small carp to get stuck in and hopefully the big ones would notice what they are missing out on. I have been informed that the Kracking Carp only come out during the day. So as night fell I just thought I would have a good night’s sleep.
But not to be, at 2:30am during a very misty night, the right hand rod went off and after a good fight a stunning PB common was in the net weighing in at 36lb. Delighted with the result I woke my buddy Karl up for the photo session. The mist was so thick he could hardly find me!!
The next day passed being very hot and bright sunshine, the carp were never to be seen, so it was all down to the last night. At 4:30am, just as the sun was coming up, the right hand rod slowly went off again. Out the bivvy I flew and connected into another good fish. A very good fight again and seeing what was happening the second I had it in the landing net I KNEW it was a good fish and a mirror!!
I woke Karl up again, the mirror tipped the scales at just over 45lb. So 45lb 2oz was the registered weight!!! Another PB I smashed it with my Common at 36lb but smashed it again and have now joined the 40 club with stunning 45lb 2oz, well I’ve just celebrated being 45 so why not catch a 45lber to match my age!!
It was a memorable session and definitely a Double Red Letter Day!!”
WOW!! JUST WOW! WELL DONE MAGGOT, WE ARE OVER THE MOON FOR YOU, HE HASN’T STOPPED SMILING SINCE, AND QUITE RIGHTLY SO!!