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.