Tom Clark lands one of Lincolnshire’s finest and rarest carp, the stunning chestnut-coloured common known as “Cut Tail” at 42lb 6oz.
Burghfield Springs Into Life
1st May 2019
The famous Reading pit begins to wake up from the winter period
Large venues, that are also quite deep, tend not to fish well throughout the winter. Those with a low stock of fish and many areas which are out of reach to anglers are even tougher though, and one such venue is the mighty Burghfield Lake. Of course, everyone knows about the huge common that swims in its depths, but the backup fish aren’t too bad either!
Gary Jones has been a regular on the 90-acre gravel pit for some time now, and, unlike many anglers that grace its banks, he gets amongst the fish too. The Derby carper’s most recent session yielded a deep bodied 48lb mirror and a 33lb 4oz common.
The 38-year-old revealed: “The lake has been fishing absolutely rock hard recently, so it was nice to get off the mark for this season. I fished an area at very long range, around 160 yards, to an area of silt. Manilla was my chosen bait, but I went in very lightly with it as I knew the lake wasn’t fishing very well. I offered wafter hookbaits over just 20 freebies per fish, which paid off in great style!”