Darren Walklin continues telling us about his time over at Christchurch, putting his newfound love, The Krill, through its paces
New Lake Record At The Wharf!
15th January 2019
With two nights at his disposal, Joel Drapkin put them to good use and ended 2018 on a massive high! He landed not one, but two of The Warf’s largest residents, including a new lake record!
When we spoke to Joel, this is what he revealed about his session: “With two nights ahead of me, I decided to target an area of The Warf that I’d been catching from fairly consistently over the past couple of months. The spot was firm silt and situated at 70-yards range where the depth drops from 14ft to 16ft, essentially at the base of a gulley.
To kickstart the session I introduced 12 spombs of 12mm Manilla boilies, crumb and Bloodworm Pellets. With the baiting up done, I dispatched my rigs, three solid PVA bags filled with Manilla boilie crumb and Bloodworm Pellets, these were accompanied by 12mm Peach & Pepper and Signature hookbaits on size 4 hooks.
Although I was hopeful of a bite or two, I could have never predicted what the first bite of the session would bring. Weighing in at 48lb 2oz, I had netted the lakes largest resident, Ebenezer. Not only was this a new lake record, Ebenezer also smashed my PB by almost 6lb!
Over the course of the next 24 hours, I managed 5 more takes, four of which came as part of double takes! Four out of the five fish were landed and unbelievably I had managed to bank a second of the lakes largest. Tipping the scales at 36lb 8oz, I’d caught a fish known as Ellis, a large common that is sure to surpass the lakes current big common, Ollie, in the near future.