Carving the Way on Christchurch
3rd August 2016

Adam Smith arrived at Christchurch Lake on the Linch Hill complex, only to find that the lake was extremely busy and fishing very hard.

Adam explains: “The lake hadn’t done a bite in 6 nights, and with all the corners of the lakes being busy, the decision was made to fish open water in a swim that had been kind to me during the winter.

The bite came on the first morning, after a series of heavy shows and liners for about an hour beforehand. The take was sketchy, with the bobbin pulling up tight to the alarm. After a savage battle the net was sunk under this pristine carp. Once on the mat I realised which fish it was – the incredible Wood Carving at 37lb 10oz.”

Adam presented a small Krill wafter fished on a Blowback-style rig in conjunction with a 5ins hooklink, putted down, and 4oz flat pear leads. These were fished over 12 Spombs of crumbed Krill, mixed particles, hemp, Krill Clusters and Pure Krill Liquid.

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