Myles Gibson – A Month Away From Dinton

29th June 2018

Unable to continue his campaign on Dinton due to spawning, Myles Gibson decided to tackle a large boating lake that was rumoured to hold some large carp. To say Myles’ results where impressive is an understatement!

When we caught up with Myles this is what he told us: “With black swan being closed for a month I decided to have a little go over on a very large boating lake that I first fished around 2007. The lake has always held lots of mystery, with rumoured big fish both being caught and seen over the years. The myths aside though, I knew of at least four fish that should be around or over the forty-pound mark. The majority of the lake is made up of deep water with only a few shallower bays along the bank that you can fish. To add to the challenge there is a large amount of water and bank that is completely out of bounds.

During my first trip the weather was warm and sunny, with a nice cool northwesterly pushing right into one of the shallower bays. Sure enough a few fish where present and I managed to catch a lovely, old upper-twenty common, unfortunately I then went on to lose what felt like a good fish the next morning.

On my next visit I found myself unable to get back into that same area due to it already being occupied. Luckily, I had baited an area down the other end of the lake that had a track record for producing the lakes big mirror. As I arrived in the swim I checked the weather and was delighted to see that the wind was due to swing round and blow straight at me, it looked prime. Over the next four nights I managed to land four fish, a pair of twenty-pound commons, a lovely 37lb mirror and one of the lakes A-Team members, a fish known as the Family Mirror at a top weight of 41lb 6oz!

Confident that I was fishing effectively I stuck to what I was doing and plugged away at it over the next few sessions. Unfortunately, the fish didn’t seem to be present, but confident that the big mirror would eventually turn up, I continued to bait the area.

At the start of my next visit I was greeted yet again with a fresh wind pushing into me that brought carp with it, over the three nights that followed I managed to net three and lose a couple to the dense weed. One of the fish landed was a huge framed common, it was jet black and immaculate in every way, she put up a nerve-racking fight and weighed in at 44lb 6oz and she looked every ounce of it.

Unfortunately, the following session wasn’t nearly as successful, instead it was very quiet with no signs of carp in the area what so ever. With the big mirror still on my mind, I loaded the area ready for my return a few days later. Those few days away from the lake soon passed and when I returned things were very different, the wind was smashing up the other end of the lake, this was the first time that I’d fished off the back of the wind. Confident that the fish would have visited the area, I put the rods back on the same spots and topped the swim up with 6kg of whole and chopped Krill boilies.

Just as the light was turning around 4am, I awoke rod in hand attached to one very powerful and heavy carp. It was hard to see exactly what I was connected to in the half-light, or at least until I was staring down at the big mirror in utter disbelief. Over and over I said “No narrr, narrr, it can’t be” but it was, Leon’s was in the net! She weighed a strong summer weight of 47lb 10oz and looked every bit as special as I’d imagined her to look. Along with all the fish I caught during this short but successful campaign, Leon’s fell to one of my homemade, balanced fruity hookbaits that I offered on rigs tied from Thinking Anglers Tungskin that I coupled with leaders prepared from the new camo leadcore.”


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