Will Raison won yesterdays round of the Gold Valley Rushmoor League, with a massive 98-10-0 net of carp. The result cements his place at the top of the popular Southern series – and banked him a tidy £1,100 in winnings.
He explained: “I drew peg 81 on Middle Lake – and really fancied it for a big net of carp on the pole. First put in, I caught a 6lb fish on some prototype Old Ghost expander pellets – but then as if from nowhere the wind got up, and I was unable to hold my pole.
I changed to a pellet cone, fishing an 8mm piece of Old Ghost Bloodworm sausage on the hook – and caught steadily for the rest of the match. There were obviously a lot of fish in front of me and the lad next to me who finished second – but that’s winter carp fishing I suppose.
I fished an 8mm punch of meat, below a size 12 Drennan Hair Rigger Power, matched to a 0.22mm Super G Line hooklength. Mainline was 10lb Daiwa ST. I ended up with a total of 17 fish for my 98-10-0 total.
I am obviously chuffed to be leading the league – as it always attracts a high quality field. I just hope my run of form continues for the rest of the series!”