70lb carp marks opening week at Laroussi!

The Angling Lines venue Laroussi starts every year with a bang… and this year’s been no exception with a rake of big fish captures topped by the new lake record mirror “Big Cheeks” at 70lb 2oz.

The monster mirror was caught by Jason Baker from Exeter on April 1st – and it certainly wasn’t an April fool’s joke. He was fishing “La Pointe” swim and placed a birdfood boilie 10m from the far bank in 3m of water. Jason takes up the story:

“At 5.30am I had a slow take which then developed into a one toner. I pulled into it and the fish shot off around 50m down the lake. The fight was slow & ponderous until it saw our headlights when it went mental! However, after a few scares she slipped into the net. Once on the scales I couldn’t believe it… the needle was bouncing between 70 & 71lb but after much checking we can definitely say it weighed in at 70lb 2oz. I was one happy chap!

The previous 3 nights, I had been using my Korda throwing stick to get 3 or 4kg of boilies out to my mark on the far margin but on the Monday I hired Mehdi’s baitboat and dropped 10kg of parti blend, plus 4mm trout pellets with a squirt of Mainline hempseed oil and a few boilies matched to the hookbait. The rest as they say is history.


4 thoughts on “70lb carp marks opening week at Laroussi!

  1. Will says:

    Congratulations Gareth! A fine start to the season 🙂

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  3. Dave says:

    That’s one heck of a carp Jason. Great catch. And well done to the Angling Lines team. Laroussi just keeps coming up with massive carp on opening day… Book for next year right now, you’ll probably land an 80!

  4. Ron Simonds says:

    Another fish thats done 70lb, Laroussi is producing an awsome amount of big fish nowadays, will it do an 80?

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