A good as Carp get! Luke Vallory catches Coins
A highlight in Luke Vallory's summers angling. Catching one of the finest mirrors in the country, let alone Cambridge!
Spine tingling scenes from last month, on one of the most atmospheric mornings of the summer to date. A damp, foggy morning descending over Cambridge, the bite coming just on dawn, and what a special one it was.
One of the jewels of carp fishing, 'Coins' in prime late summer condition. Old, wrinkled and crusted, dark chestnut flanks and unique rounded scales, she really is a special old carp.
Some of the finer details of this carp were truly remarkable, a wide bend to the back, thick rounded thins and such desirable colours, they really don't come about like this often.
Fished to a small clear patch, Luke used his simple spinner rig, set up in his normal way, with a Squid pop up over just a few pouchfuls of freebies grouped tightly with the Light Katapult. Size 4 Spinner hooks, 6-inch IQ2 booms and Heli Safe set ups, combined with 4ft IQ2 leaders to fresh Sub Braid mainline.