Dan Hockaday's 8 Carp haul results in 38lb 12oz Mirror!
Dan Hockaday fished the Big Lake over 5 nights this September, landing 8 Carp in total and smashing his PB with a beautiful 38lb 12oz Mirror!
Dan, spent his annual leave at Suffolk Water Park fishing most of the week on the back of the wind. The Mental Health Nurse from Colchester, fished for all his Carp in the silt feeding 20kg of Sticky Baits' Manilla boilies.
Dan landed his whopping 38lb 12oz Mirror after a 20 minute battle, from peg 12 at 80 yards towards the reed line using a 16mm Sticky Baits Manilla Pop-up on a Chod rig.
He spombed bait over all the spots he targeted varying his hooks and rigs. For a couple of his catches Dan used a size 6 Kamakura wide gape hook with Korda Camo 6 inch hooklink alongside a 2.5oz lead clip system. Other rigs used included a size 4 Chod Hook on a helicopter leader on a 3 inch boom hooklink.
The 28lb Mirror was targeted at 100 yards towards 007 and others at 80 yards, again towards the reed line.
Dan Hockaday's session resulted in 8 Carp in total, the 38lb 12oz Mirror, 3 x 20's and 4 doubles, so a productive and enjoyable session overall.
Dan said of his trip, "Can I thank you all for being amazing and running a superb fishery. You have all been so welcoming it’s been a fantastic session."
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