Tom Maker starts the year off with a mega haul from Linear Fisheries Hardwick / Smiths lake!!
23rd September 2016
Big-carp man Luke Stevenson laid out a feast to trap a carp that he desperately wanted! As we’ve come to expect, he’s been going about his business quietly, but with the usual great results – capped by an awesome autumn haul!
Targeting the daunting southern pit that he’s been fishing all year, Luke tripped up one of the lake’s undisputed A-Team during a recent session. It’s fair to say that it really kicked off for our man, because not only did he bank the big ‘un, which weighed 45lb 2oz, but he also accounted for five others, topped by a 34lb 12oz specimen!
With a three-night session in prospect, the 34 year-old Essex carper dropped into an area that he’d been steadily applying Krill to. He’d made the decision to target an area of deep water, baiting up a silty area that he though would be a perfect autumn ambush point.
Luke baited the silt with six kilos of halved 16mm Krill boilies and set his traps to intercept the nomadic big-pit carp. He chose to present hinged stiff rigs over the free bait, tying his version with a curved Mouth Trap hook section, tied D-rig style to a size-4 Choddy hook and an N-Trap Soft boom section in silt colour. The rig was presented helicopter style, with a 3.5oz lead to complete the trap.