Blankety Blank

Angler's Mail|December 03, 2019

Blankety Blank
Long-time pals Billy Flowers and Jamie Londors are two of the World’s most consistent carp catchers. The two England Carp Team members share their sessions and insight in Angler’s Mail.
Billy & Jamie

This week: Billy, a hard-working family man, has been fishing in rock-hard conditions.

AUTUMN can be a great time for catching huge carp, especially if you target the right waters when the weather is spot-on. Get everything right and some big ‘girls’ can be banked.

Since catching fish to nearly mid-50s a few weeks ago, at Crete Lakes, in France, I wanted to keep the big fish ball rolling.

Unfortunately, due to being busy with work, I had to plan two trips around limited spare time. The weather wasn’t great for the first trip, an overnighter at Berners Hall, in Essex.

I haven’t fished Berners that much, but I know it holds a big head of 30 lb-plus fish. It’s not that far from my house either, making it an ideal venue for a quick session.

On arrival, the lads in the shop said it had been fishing very hard. With temperatures due to plummet at night to under zero degrees Celsius, things weren’t looking good.

But, as always, I stayed positive, loaded my barrow and headed to the far bank. I found a shallower spot straight out in front, at 30 wraps, so I decided to cast two rigs on top of eight Spombs of bait in this area.

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December 03, 2019