Tom Maker starts the year off with a mega haul from Linear Fisheries Hardwick / Smiths lake!!
Short Session Magic
16th November 2018
Sometimes you don’t really need to be on the bank for days on end to catch big-fish from tricky waters, and that’s just what happened for Ian Thrower recently.
Ian explains; With just a few hours to my disposal, I decided that I would put them to good use and head down to my current syndicate water, Bundy’s Pit.
Bundy’s is a very old, 8-acre lake and is well known for being a very deep pit. As for the stock, it holds an impressive head of very large carp, with many of these being scale perfect commons, that nearly reach the 50lbs mark.
I arrived at the pit in the afternoon, with just 3-hours ahead of me. I quickly made the decision to fish on the back of the wind, as it just felt right. My plan of attack was to present a scattering of Manilla boilies, and a Stiff-Link armed with a Signature Pop-Up, on the bottom of the marginal shelf, which was a staggering 30-feet.
To my disbelief, shortly after one of the rods burst into life, and after a tense battle I slipped the net under an immense looking common. It was only once on the bank I realised just how special it was, and at 39lb 8oz it is a new personal best for me, a proper English brute that hadn’t seen the bank for over 3-years.