As dawn broke it soon became apparent that no fish had fallen to the rods in the night. So I decided to venture back up the top end and trickle some bait into the same marginal spot that Cullum had caught from the day before. We all agreed, if any fish ventured up that way, then someone else could grab a rod and try to snare a last gasp bite.
Well it didn’t take long for me to spot a few dark shapes gliding through the weed in the dull light of dawn so I gave Darren aka Phil Collins a shout and he was soon nestled up the same tree with a rod on the money spot. Game on….
We only had an hour or so left before it was time to call it a day so every time a fish glided over the spot me and Darren would be willing it to drop down in hushed tones. An hour passed before four fish came in together and anyone that watches carp at close quarters will know they feed with more gusto when they have safety in numbers and it wasn’t long before Darrens rod was snaking across the grass, crying for attention.
The result being a wonderful 30lb mirror, a carp that beat his personal best by some 14lb! What a trip it turned out to be, a real team effort and one we’ll try and keep in the calendar every year!
Best Fishes Team Baitworks