Jack Pells Floater Caught 20lb+ Carp

Thank you to Jack Pells from Surrey for pic­tures of some early Spring Floater-caught 20lb Carp.

I noticed that the carp on my local club water seemed to be moving around on the top lately so I popped over there to do some floater fishing and man­aged to trick a 23lb 8oz mirror. I caught it on the ESP MKII Floater rod and used a little 5 gram Drennan Surface Controller as I didn’t want to scare them off with a huge splash! It put up a great scrap and playing it on the ESP rod was superb! Light enough to hold and carry around the lake but powerful enough to put a stop to the runs the fish went on!” explained Jack.

I saw a big pair of lips appear, then the carp turned its head and the con­troller sailed across the sur­face. I struck and it was just solid for a moment, if I hadn’t had know better I would have thought I had hooked the bottom!

I then had another 20 on the same method last night after work. The trusty old Drennan 5 gram Controller worked again. Was per­fect for get­ting enough dis­tance with as little dis­turb­ance to the fish as pos­sible! 20lb on the nose.”

For full details on the Drennan Surface Controllers as used by Jack, click here.

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Dave Harman’s Gravel Pit Pike

Surrey’s Dave Harman sent us this pic­ture a few weeks back, his final big Pike of the Winter. This lovely fish weighed 21lb 15oz and came on a Sardine dead­bait presented on E-Sox Extra Strong Trebles.

Dave enjoyed a good Winter pred­ator fishing, including spe­cimen Perch from the Thames and then a 32lb per­sonal best Pike after Xmas from Chew Valley Lake.

For full details on the E-Sox Extra Strong Trebles, click here.

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Celebrate 30 Years Of The Drennan Cup

This week’s Angling Times has a spe­cial fea­ture cel­eb­rating 30 years of the Drennan Cup — argu­ably the most sought after and pres­ti­gious spe­cimen angling prize in the UK!

ATApr22CoverThere is also a live test with the all-new Drennan Acolyte Plus 13ft match rod. For anyone after a stepped-up three-piece float rod, the Acolyte Plus is well worth a closer look. It has all the hall­marks of the feath­er­light Acolyte Ultra but with extra power for tar­geting any­thing from match-sized carp and F1s to hard-fighting tench and chub.

Drennan’s big-fish spe­cialist, Martin Bowler, is also inside as he reveals some inter­esting insights into catching more spring­time carp.

The latest issue is also a Stillwater Rigs Special with 10 hot setups for carp, bream, tench and roach.

Angling Times is in news­agents from Tuesday, 22nd April and also avail­able on iPad, iPhone and Android devices.  

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