Despite the fairly non-existent spring weather our superb Century Carp Team guys have enjoyed some great results this past spring with bigguns a plenty for each and every one of them.
First up is the newest member of our team Ian Stott. Stotty has a long, proven track record for tempting big carp and didn’t disappoint getting straight down to business with his 13ft FMA-2’s on the prolific Wellington Country Park by bagging mirrors of 35lb+, 40lb+ and the biggest of the bunch in the shape of this 41lb+ Welly whacker.
Lee Collings has also had a very productive short spring spell on the Farm syndicate in the Midlands and used his 13ft 3.5lb Century SP+’s to great effect steering 32lb and 33lb commons into his net before culminating with his target and one of the best looking carp in the UK, the awesome ‘Rita’ at 37lb 10oz. A great result for Lee who now moves on to Farriers Lake in search of his first UK 40lb common.
The Urban Myth Terry Dempsey finally has a set of matching rods for the first time in his long angling career and is currently doing some serious damage on very limited time on a Kent syndicate venue. As ever Tel is rinsing this particular lake and after a string of thirties in quick succession was overjoyed to tame this personal best common of 42lb 8oz taken at long range on his 13ft FMA-2’s. What a Carp!
Sean Leverett has been dividing his time between Vinnetrow and the Roach Pit this season and has managed a mid thirty from each topped by this stunning 35lb 12oz mirror from Roach Pit. It seems Sean is still loving his 12ft 3.25lb ADV-1 for all his medium range work on the 25 acre pit.
Another ADV-1 user is Darryl Dunn who has also had a steady start on the tricky and ridiculously deep Bundy’s Pit in Peterborough. Darryl has landed a string of stunning upper 20 commons and finally got amongst the better fish in the shape of this 30lb 8oz common.
Still with the ADV-1 boys and next up is Jerry Hammond who has had a great spring fishing numerous, different waters. Big Jel is another who has bagged a big string of 20lb and 30lb+ carp so far this year but the icing on the cake surely had to be this amazing 42lb 9oz club lake stunner and on a zig rig too!
Big caster and FMA advocate Paul Hatton made a start on a new syndicate containing some stunning carp and after a consistent start getting amongst the fish Paul eventually caught up with one of the better ones. ‘The Scattered Scale Common’ even though spawned out still tipped the scales at 30lb 12oz and was taken at over 120 yards range. I wish I could get my ‘self takes’ as good as Paul’s!
This heavily scaled beast was landed by team member and Trakker media and marketing boss Jerry Bridger after a lot of hard work on his new water. This 32lb 15oz cracker topped a brace of thirties for Jerry. An amazing looking carp that one for known big hitter Jerry who is another one on the FMA-2 thirteen footers.
Long term Dutch team member and C2 user Ardy Veltkamp enjoyed a huge hit from a private lake in Hungary recently taking a hatful of fish over the course of his weeklong session. Numerous thirties, forties and fifties graced Ardy’s net over the course of his trip and is pictured here with a cracking 55lb+ mirror. A real session to remember for Ardy and we wish him luck in his upcoming exploits in the Serbian Carp Cup and the South African Carp Classic.
Frank has just returned from a late Spring session on Bluebell Lakes (UK) and has reported an epic battle with a very large Cat. The fish was caught over a baited area of hemp, corn, pellets and Frank Warwick Smoothy Boilies. The Cat picked up 2 pieces of plastic corn on Frank’s 12’ Century C2 and took 45 minutes to subdue on 14lb line. It was estimated at 110lb by Frank and a group of experienced anglers who witnessed the capture, however Frank was without scales that could accurately weigh a fish of this size.
An last but not least is our very own media guy Dave Springall who as usual is fishing lakes targeting just one big carp and after a few fish to just over the 30lb mark this spring slipped used his 12’ 6” 3.25lb Century NG+’s to win a short battle against his target fish when this long 41lb 10oz common crossed his net cord. The Essex club lake biggie came after just four overnight sessions. Fluked another one out by the looks of it Dave…..