74lb Belgian Common Banked

Belgian-based Geert Ooms has landed one of the most sought-after big carp on the Continent. He landed the huge common known as the Big One at 74lb on the second night of a three-day session at a huge sand pit, which is connected to a 60-mile canalstretch of canal in northern Belgium.

This is the second time that this fish has graced Geert’s landing net in 10 months, having landed it in December 2011 at record weight of 85lb, which still holds the title as the Benelux record common.The 34-year-old prebaited with 12kg of Solar Tackle’s Club mix boilies and fished Club Mix hook baits over the top, which is the same bait and tactics Geert used to take the ‘Big One’ at it’s record weight back in December.

Following this capture Geert went on to land two mirror, the biggest going 44lb, and a 30lb common during the remainder of the session.
Talking about the capture, the Solar Tackle-backed angler commented:

“Given the size of this venue, to catch this particular carp twice in 10 months is almost unbelievable. It would have been nice to see one of the other anglers that have invested so much time and effort in pursuit of this particular fish land it, but you can’t choose what picks up your hook bait I guess. It must have a soft spot for the Club mix boilies, as digested Club Mix was streaming out of it on the mat.”