• Posted: 21st February 2024
  • Author: Team DNA
Tom O’Mahony described his latest session as “winter carping at its finest” after bagging himself his second PB common of the season – and a 40-pounder at that!
What made the capture all the more special was Tom was allowed to name the 41lb common, doing so after his daughter, Izzy.
Tom said: “I can’t quite believe I’ve been lucky enough to catch my second PB common of the season and for it to be 40lb-plus – I’m over the moon.
“Taking advantage of the really mild conditions, I managed to get down to the syndicate after work on Friday and slot into a favoured peg in the centre of the lake. Knowing the spots I’ve had fish from on previous sessions, the rods went out just on dark.
“Nothing happened for the first 24 hours, but carp were then caught from either side of me earlier in the day on the second day, so I was optimistic of a bite coming at some stage. An hour into darkness, the left-hander was away and I instantly knew I was attached to a good fish. Not long after she was in the net. It was a new 40-pounder for the lake and a fish I had the privilege of naming, which I did so after my daughter, Izzy, with the fish weighing in at 41lb.
“Just as she was released, the right-hand rod went into meltdown! Attached was a very angry 21lb mirror to cap off a successful trip.
“Both rods were fished tight together at range over house boilies and pellets, all covered in plenty of Hydro Wheat, and an ever-faithful Bug Corker wafter soaked in matching Bug Intense Booster and covered in Insect Meal doing the business yet again.
“Since moving back on to DNA, the confidence in the bait is through the roof!”