A true winter carp named 'The Anchor' for Tom Loraine from The Essex Manor.
Making it happen on the Linear Complex
6th August 2016
Tom Maker fished a 72-hour session on the Linear complex, and after a slow start on St Johns, he decided a change of lake was in order. It didn’t take him long to get in on the action.
Tom explained: “After a slow start to the session, I decided that after 48 hours on St Johns, I fancied a move on to Oxlease Lake.
I had a brief walk around, and on the way I noticed that the disabled peg was free, so I instantly set my kit up in there and went about my fishing, I started by fishing one rod in the bay to the left, and the other two rods out to the right on single Zigs.
It soon became apparent that there were a lot of fish in the bay, and the harder I worked and the more bait I put in, the more fish I caught. In total I caught 48 carp, including 18 over 20lb and three over 30lb!”
All Tom’s fish came to a single 12mm Manilla bottom bait fished into the big bay to the left of the swim. At the start of the session he introduced 10 large handfuls of his mix over the one rod he was fishing there, and continued to bait the spot with three to five handfuls after each fish. His mix was made up of chopped Manilla, corn, and hemp, with a jerry can of Cloudy Manilla poured over each bucket of mix used.