Magic number 8!

Thomas lands his 8th carp over 40lb since January 3rd!

This 40lb 4oz mirror is Solar Tackle team member Thomas Mascha’s 8th carp over 40lb in the past 8 weeks. Yes, that’s right, since January 3rd Thomas has landed 7 forties and 1 fifty, as well as other twenties and thirties, from various waters in northeast France.

The full-time baker and family man usually fits his fishing in to day-only sessions between working night shifts. Thomas commented:

“Because I have limited time on the bank prebaiting plays a big part in my fishing. As with most of my other captures this year, I prebated an area close to a dead weed bed using chopped Candy Floss boilies. This fishing was difficult with water temperatures at only 4°C, but I presented a 14mm Candy Floss pop-up over a small pile of chopped Candy Floss boilies and the only take of the session produced this lovely mirror.”

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