On a Roll

Featuring Raf Swinnen


Kicking off the season

Belgian consultant Raf Swinnen has kicked off his season in style, banking a string of large carp from his new target water.

On his first visit to the lake this year, Raf landed one of the lake’s largest mirrors at a staggering 62lb. He then went on to bag a string of large carp on his next couple of trips, including mirrors weighing 42lb and 45lb.

Raf has been having success using LSK hooks in size 4 on a Captive braided hooklink in 20lb. He’s been using a simple blow-back presentation that features a Line Aligner Kicker to tempt the fish, with a 65lb Pin Down leader and a Flat Clip. Most of the fish have been caught dropping rigs from a boat, so Raf has been using 8oz Boat Leads, Bottle Markers and the new Avid Pole Markers.

Raf's rig couldn't have been simpler.


Boat Leads are available in 8oz and 10oz.

About The Angler


Raf Swinnen

Based in Belgium, Raf Swinnen is absolutely addicted to targeting large channels and rivers.