Ashley James proves just how deadly bright hookbaits can be!
The Club Lake Leather
8th November 2018
The ever-consistent Tom Loraine has been out again and had yet another fantastic result.
Tom Explains; following on from my previous trip over on the Manor where I managed a lovely mirror that spun the scales to a pleasing 36lbs 8oz, I was full of confidence and decided to head back to the club lake in search of that one final carp.
Having kept the spots primed for the last few weeks and given her a month to recover from her last capture, I decided to set up back where I’d left off.
With the weather now changing drastically and temperatures reaching close to zero over night, I still decided to keep the bait going in and fired out 3kg of glugged up Krill 16mm over the 2 rods. Fished both Heli style using the TA Olive Leadcore and Double Ring Swivels, the 25lb Tungskin hinges were set!
In the morning, the mist lifted and right on packing up the right-hand rod was away. After a good battle in the deep margins, I slid the net under this awesome 30lb leather a truly awesome carp.
Although not the one I was after, it was nice to see the spots still producing and with that in mind, a few more kilos were added as I packed away and went to work.
With the night’s drawing in, now is the time for maximum effort to make every bite count and hopefully the one I’m after will turn up in time before I move off for the winter.