New PB For Merriott

A 51lb 3oz common not only topped a nine-fish haul for UK-based Solar-backed angler Ian Merriott, but the huge common is also a new PB. Fishing a week-long session at Ultimate Lake, France, Ian’s tactic’s saw him land nine of the 16 carp that were caught by the six anglers on the lake that week.

Fishing to a silty gully at 90-yards range, Ian used 11mm Solar Top Banana pop-ups over a bed of Solar’s Seafood Take-Away chops, all soaked in Marine 17 liquid. A size 6 Stronghold 101 hook, lead clip and 40lb Solar Contour Unleaded leader completed the setup.