Chance cast produces mid-thirty common!
When Andy Luckins visited his southern syndicate water for a walk around, he had no intention of fishing, but couldn’t ignore some fish showing on the end of the wind.
Going back to his vehicle to collect his rods, the Salisbury-based carpenter decided to spend a few hours trying to winkle out a fish.
After casting a 15mm Switch bottom bait tipped with a piece of plastic corn to the area he’d seen the fish, he them cast a single Spomb over the top with some crumbed-up Switch boilies. An hour later his efforts were rewarded with this 36lb 2oz common.
Speaking about the capture, Andy said: “I knew the area where they were showing, so I went with a simple blow-back rig and wrapped the rods up. I didn’t want to thrash the water with bait in case of spooking the fish, so I crumbed up a few 15mm boilies and filled the spod in the hope it would float around in the water column and bring the fish down to the spot. I started to get liners straight away and within an hour I had a 36lb 2oz common in the net. What a result!”