Gary Kimbell, who hasnt been able to fish as much this year as in the past due to a new job, managed to get the weekend in this week. He thought long and hard about where he was going to fish and finally settled on swim 22 after much deliberations. He found some clear areas amongst the weed and placed his bait and baited traps in and around them. Late on the first evening of his stay he had a slow deliberate take, which usually indicates a better fish. After slowly persuading it to see things his way, he coaxed it into the net with a sigh of relief. This fish was indeed a bigger specimen, and tipped the scales at 33lb’s exactly.
That was to be all the action for the night and the next morning Gary topped up his swim, and rebaited and recast his rods. It wasnt until around lunchtime that his alarm once again alerted him to more carpy action. This fish did very much as the same a slwo measured take, followed by a tug of war. the fish kited to Gary’s left and tried it’s best to wrap itself around a reed bed slightly down the bank, steady pressure and an even steadier hand brought it slowly but surely toward the waiting net. Once on the bank it was obviously another decent fish, so the scales were zeroed, the sling wetted and the camera readied. A cracking looking mirror which on the scales was confirmed at 32’8 oz’s.
A nice brace of thirties Gary, well done mate