The Angling Lines venue Laroussi starts every year with a bang… and this year’s been no exception with a rake of big fish captures topped by the new lake record mirror “Big Cheeks” at 70lb 2oz.
The monster mirror was caught by Jason Baker from Exeter on April 1st – and it certainly wasn’t an April fool’s joke. He was fishing “La Pointe” swim and placed a birdfood boilie 10m from the far bank in 3m of water. Jason takes up the story:
“At 5.30am I had a slow take which then developed into a one toner. I pulled into it and the fish shot off around 50m down the lake. The fight was slow & ponderous until it saw our headlights when it went mental! However, after a few scares she slipped into the net. Once on the scales I couldn’t believe it… the needle was bouncing between 70 & 71lb but after much checking we can definitely say it weighed in at 70lb 2oz. I was one happy chap!
The previous 3 nights, I had been using my Korda throwing stick to get 3 or 4kg of boilies out to my mark on the far margin but on the Monday I hired Mehdi’s baitboat and dropped 10kg of parti blend, plus 4mm trout pellets with a squirt of Mainline hempseed oil and a few boilies matched to the hookbait. The rest as they say is history.