During the long cold winter Matt and I came up with a plan to catch one of Oak Ponds large carp that very, very rarely make it to a landing net.
The weekend of 26th March was decided upon.
Features were found, pre-baiting carried out and the traps were set.
Predicatable it was the Tench that showed up for dinner first, with Matt bagging a couple 6lb fish in the first few hours. I then wieghed in with a small but perfectly formed 4lb Tench, then fairly well into the night I banked a new Personal Best Tench at 7lb.
Then at 1.15am the line melted off my left hand rod, the one on our baited area. Immediately I knew this was no Tench!
After relatively short scrap the monster was in the net.
Not only was it a new best UK Carp for me but also a new lake record at 26 1/4lb.
All thing considered a pretty good session