Tom Maker starts the year off with a mega haul from Linear Fisheries Hardwick / Smiths lake!!
This is Africa
10th January 2020
Carp fishing spreads far and wide, and South Africa is right up there in terms of good-looking carp!
Carp fishing is a worldwide pass time, with many countries outside of Europe producing some seriously impressive specimens. South Africa has been on the map for some time in terms of carping and within its borders are some seriously impressive mirrors and indeed commons. Jono and Lee are well versed in South African carping, and recently got in touch to report the capture of 18 fish since November from one of the country’s most prestigious syndicate venues.
“Due to work constraints we didn’t really fish much in November 2019, which isn’t a bad thing, as it follows on from spawning in SA. The fish aren’t at their top weights. We did however manage to land four fish; a double, two twenties and two thirties using a combination of both Krill and Bloodworm boilies.
“We returned for our next session just before Christmas and even though we had to endure six huge electrical storms, we still managed to catch a couple of twenties. We were soon back at the lake on Boxing Day and we decided to use a big bed of bait, 16kg in total. This comprised of Krill and Bloodworm boilies along with tiger nuts and hemp. We had to work incredibly hard over the three-day session to keep the bites coming, and thankfully our efforts were rewarded with eight fish, topped by four thirties to 37lb 12oz.
“We managed to continue our success into the new year landing a few more fish on our first weekend of the year. In all, since we started our campaign, we have landed 18 fish in just four sessions. This is really good going on our syndicate which is known to be a tricky place!”