Ian Pilling who caught a long awaited 33lb 9oz Mirror from the Main Carp Lake.
Ian’s Story –
“Here we are again on the Kracking Carp Lake, 3 days, 3 nights and on the 2nd day, Kevin gets into a Superb Personal Best 45lb Mirror. Brian and I struggled to get a bite, but not to worry, there’s ALWAYS the Main Lake!
After setting up, Brian gets a run with a 19lb 6oz Common and then another run with a 19lb 2oz Mirror. I just sit there and take it all in listening to all the banter off Brian and Kev and not taking the bait!
Then, off the alarms go again, but it was Brian AGAIN, with a 56lb Catfish, by this time his head was getting so big that I just thought I was getting nowhere. That lovely sound of an alarm goes off again and Brian catches a 26lb Mirror then he’s at it again with a 30lb 4oz.
By this time, I thought I was going to blank, we had a cup of tea and a chat about the day and found we were using the same bait, Brian telling me it was down to experience and luck. THEN…At 12.50 my rod goes off, the fish came right into me, I told Brian it was just a small one, but when I looked into the Landing Net I could not believe the size of it!!
A 33lb 9oz Mirror, not a mark on it, after returning the fish, went on the kettle again, sitting there, drinking tea and eating biscuits at 1.30am saying this place really makes your dreams come true.
Thanks Zyg and Family, hope to see you for many years to come, Tight Lines!”
WELL DONE IAN! YOU GOT YOUR FISH IN THE END AND ANOTHER GREAT WINNER!