Stephen Knight fished Old Oaks w/c Sat 1st Dec. Fishing was hard & he only had one carp all week… but surely caught in one of the most unconventional methods – on a lure!
Over to Stephen to explain;
“Fishing was hard as we had some bad frost’s, down to -6c. There were still fish moving , but they were not interested in feeding much.
I took along a small ABU bait casting outfit for a bit of fun if the fishing was slow & I caught a small jack pike. I changed to a small red and white jig head and hooked up first cast into something big, which I first thought was a massive pike. But it was pulling back too much for a pike so I thought that maybe it’s one of the cats.
I was well sup prised to see its was a mirror carp when I got it to the surface. The jig must have landed right in front of it on the bottom because as as soon as I started to retrieve it went tight.
I had never heard of this happening before, but when Mehdi came to take photos, he said he had heard of it before but not with a fish of this size. It’s a first for me and will probably never happen again. Bloody amazing!”
Carp France at Old Oaks