Nash big carp ace Simon Crow has this week crowned a great winter run of Yorkshire carp with a landmark 31lb 4oz common, one of 19 fish in ten nights from the tricky Emmotland Lake 3.
Crowy, 44, from Brough, puts his cold water success down to the new Key® boilies which he has been using now for the last six months, a bait which last autumn saw him land a new personal best from France of 83lb.
“I’ve fished Lake 3 a lot during the last few winters and it doesn’t give up fish easily. It can be a really tough cold water venue and I actually wasn’t going to fish it much this winter because of that reason,” he explained.
“However, just before Christmas I decided to go for a short trip and ended up banking the lake’s second biggest carp known as The Brown Fish at 35lb plus another smaller fish. Stimulated by this I returned in early January when I landed a further four fish to mid-twenties.”
With angler pressure increasing Simon missed a few weeks, but returned to continue his run of form, with three fish on an overnighter, followed by action the next couple of nights into the bargain before achieving a Yorkshire landmark capture this week:
“I’ve topped my winter with a five-fish haul in a night which included the common – my first ever Yorkshire 30 plus common. I know these fish might not be monsters on a national scale but for so far north, this would have to be classed as an excellent run of results,” he concluded.
“I’ve done nothing different to normal, just fished to where the carp are and let the bait do the rest. I don’t normally do comparisons, but there has only been one other fish out of this lake since mid-December!”