Jo Green sent us some sunshine with news of her annual trip to Morocco:
‘Lac Bine l Ouidane is a dammed lake of 4000 – 6000 hectares depending on water level
and the time had come for my annual jolly to this great lake over Christmas and the New Year.
With back to back sunshine every day the fish were regularly coming to the bank and at times it was hectic, I was frequently running around like a headless chicken. Great entertainment for Mike looking on as the rods kept screaming off, when he wasn’t running around as well.
The final tally was 50 commons to 52lb 12oz and 3 mirrors to 43lb 7oz, overall weight of fish banked was over half a tonne, back home now for a rest’.
E S P Crystal mono 18lb, leadcore leaders gravel , Two Tone hook link silt , Raptor T6 hooks size 3 and giant plastic corn
Maggots — a crucial edge in winter. The maggot approach can provide the key when everything else is failing in the depths of winter.
Here Kev Hewitt shows how he uses them to great effect in E-S-P PVA bags:
Mark Boyle sent us this scaley stunner caught on a recent worknight — his first carp of 2015.
The Sidcup based banker commented: ‘I caught it from Kent club water with the bite coming in the early hours. The weeks of careful pre-baiting in the run up really paid off and i’m so chuffed to get the first one of the year under my belt, and what a lovely carp it is too. I went to work with a spring in my step the next day!’
We couldn’t agree more. Tackle comprised a size 6 curve shank tied D-rig fashion using the new ESP Soft Ghost in 15lb, plus ESP tubing and lead clips.
This lovely Linear kicked off Mark’s year in style!