Red Letter Day - Two New PB's.

Hayden Powell with a 22lb 04oz mirror.

Josh Powell with his 22lb PB.

Josh playing his PB mirror.

Hayden Powell with his new 31lb 09oz PB.

Hayden Powell's PB being returned by Josh..

20 April 2009

It’s been a while since our last trip to the great Oxlease, this lake I don’t know why ticks all the boxes in carp fishing perfection and always gets me going when we go!! And this time was no different!! Me and my son Josh set out on Friday for 24hrs, we arrived and set up half way down the Windrush bank and we spodded out some particles at first and put a bait on them each, fishing was slow with only one fish out into the night but at 2:30am my right hand rod screamed off and after a spirited fight a 21lb 04oz mirror lay in the net, the usual photos were taken and she was quickly released into her watery home. At 4:30am my left hand rod went off and after 20 mins I lost the fish at the net, I saw its side, this had to have been a mid twenty. I reset my traps and then at 5:40am my right hand rod screamed off again and after a 25 minute fight there lay a 31lb 09oz mirror looking very sorry for itself in my net. As this trip was for my sons 10th birthday I was delighted to have a new PB but we had to wait until last knockings for my sons rod to scream off and with two anglers watching he proved his maturity and battled for 20 mins resulting in a new PB of 22lb exactly, what an incredible day.

Hayden Powell (Chipping Sodbury).