• Posted: 13th June 2023
  • Author: Team DNA
Martin Smith has had the most amazing few weeks on his southern syndicate, following the captures of a 46lb mirror and a 47lb 3oz leather with his first-ever 40lb-plus UK common.
The milestone 40lb 3oz common was the third of three bites Martin received during a busy night’s angling, having got his location absolutely spot on with him being so in tune with the lake at the moment.
Martin said: “Turning up late after work and having a good idea of where the fish were, I managed to get the rods out just on dark, concentrating all three on a spot – two were on Milky Malt pop-ups and the other a Bug pop-up. Out went 15 spods of bait, comprising a mixture of Bug boilies, corn and hemp.
“My tactics resulted in a trio of bites, the first of which I lost in the weed unfortunately, but I made up for that with a 34lb mirror at first light and was then blown away to tempt my fourth forty of the year and my first UK 40lb-plus common at 40lb 3oz. What an amazing few weeks’ fishing I’ve had.”