Tom Maker starts the year off with a mega haul from Linear Fisheries Hardwick / Smiths lake!!
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.