Solar Tackle News 9-10-17

Mon 09 October 17

Solar Rod lands 10 carp to 40lb+ in a single overnighter

Solar Tackle team member Alain Servaes has enjoyed, possibly, one of the best overnight sessions on record.

Targeting a big pit near his home town of Gent, Belgium, using Solar’s new Originals Club Mix boilies Alain has landed 10 carp over 20lb, including a 40lb+ target fish that he has been chasing for the past 2 years.

Alain explains: “I’d been concentrating on a particular area for the past couple of trips and trickling some of the Originals Club Mix boilies in between sessions. The weather was due to change from sunny, warm weather to strong southwesterly winds and rain, so I juggled some work plans to make sure I was at the lake for the change in conditions.
Scattering a kilo of Club Mix boilies over the area I positioned both rods over the top with snowman hook baits. The timing was perfect and just 15 minutes later, before I’d even got the brolly up to shelter from the rain, I was in.

Over the next 20 hours the action kept coming steadily, finishing with a tally of 6 mid twenties, a 30lb common, a 32lb common and a 33lb 5oz common. The jewel in the crown though came in the morning. A slow take followed by a heavy, plodding fight meant that I knew I was into a big fish.

As it neared the net I saw the flaks of a big mirror, and as it slid over the net cord I knew exactly which fish it was, an old, scaly mirror, which is as old as I am, called Thelma, which was my main target on the lake. She tipped the scales at 40lb 4oz and a little later that morning I was packing up shattered, desperately in need of caffeine, but elated.