Tom Andrassy – Tapping into Conningbrook

5th September 2018

Whilst finding his feet on the mighty Conningbrook, Tom Andrassy landed his first fish from the iconic venue on just his first night. Keen to return he also managed to tick off one of his target fish very soon after his first spot of success.

When discussing the events of his Conningbrook experience so far, this is what Tom revealed: “Having never wet a line here before I decided to have a walk around to gather my bearings. In just the third swim I stepped into I found a mid-twenty common feeding in the edge, this really got me fired up and immediately planned a trip for later in the week.

I arrived mid-week to an empty lake, so once again, I walked the lake for a few hours trying to find carp to pitch up on. I found a small carp in the weed on the marginal shelf at the windward end of the pit, this was all I found, so, of course, I decided to fish up that end of the lake.

I positioned my rods on three very clean hard spots amongst the weed and silt, each of these spots were then baited with 100 Krill free offerings. The rod I eventually had the bite on I had actually moved closer to another solid spot where I had seen some fizzing amongst the chop.

It was at 5am when the rod ripped off and after a short and very tench-like fight, I slipped the net under the Pretty One, my first Conningbrook carp and a fairly rare visitor to the bank. I was stoked with the capture and it fired me up for a return visit. Before I left for work I decided to apply another 2kg of boilies to my spots ready for my return after work. Despite my efforts I wasn’t to be as fortunate as the previous night, but confident in the spots I was fishing I baited them once again ready for the weekend.

When the weekend finally rolled around I found myself watching the water when I received my next bite, and it melted off! As I lifted into the fish I was immediately flat rodded, the fish then proceeded to strip untold yards of line off the reel before I finally gained control. After that it was a slow and ponderous fight that saw the fish weeding me up solid. Luckily the fish eventually came free of the weed and I slipped my prize into the net. The fish in question was one I had my eyes on from a few years previous and although it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, The Chilham’s Resident was one I really wanted to catch!”

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