• Posted: 14th July 2023
  • Author: Team DNA
When could a flat barrow tyre lead to the capture of the largest fish in a lake? Here’s when…
After Richard Armistead had turned up to Knotford following a day at work, he discovered his barrow tyre was flat! Knowing couldn’t physically carry his gear round to a swim by hand, he decided to select a swim that he could park behind.
Half an hour of leading about later, the 55-year-old from Leeds had found a clear-ish spot at 80 yards, where he decided he would fish all three rods over a 4kg mixture of 12mm Bug boilies, hemp and corn, all smothered in Bug Hydro Spod Syrup.
At 7 o’clock that evening, one of the rods burst into life and following a 10-minute fight, the largest fish in the lake was in the bottom of Rich’s net.
Despite being down in weight after spawning, it was still a new personal best for Rich at 46lb.
The successful presentation was a Bug EVO hookbait tipped with a white Bug Half Tones pop-up on a snowman rig.