A long time friend of Gardner Tackle, ‘Sir’ Pete Springate, achieved a truly remarkable feat of carp angling recently, by catching a carp off the top early in February this year...
...and the reason it's so remarkable, is that Pete's capture takes his tally of surface caught fish in consecutive months to 48!
Yep! That’s four years of catching a carp off the top in every single calendar month, despite several of the worst freeze ups for years. I think we all remember how much sleet and snow we've had, so it’s almost impossible to imagine how he has managed this astonishing angling achievement!
Utterly and completely amazing are what the Gardner boys called it, and I'd have to agree!
Some fish were even taken through holes in the ice and though you would be forgiven for assuming they must have come from overstocked commercial hungry fisheries in the hardest months, the truth of the matter is that his outstanding tally has come from several waters, NONE of which are considered remotely easy by the anglers that fish them.
The photos are of fish taken on Pete’s first visit to a venue in the company of Gardner Tackle employee Chris Maltby who reckoned 'After just two visits to what I consider to be a difficult water, where the fish are really easily spooked, Peter proceeded to show me exactly why he is so successful and well respected. He managed five fish including three mid-twenties using our Wide Gape Talon Tips - and his results made me go away and totally rethink my floater fishing approach! He is relentless in his quest to catch carp and I think the 48 months ‘off the top‘ tally shows exactly that'.
Well, that seems pretty special to me, no wonder the lads at Gardner Tackle were impressed.
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