This 40lb 4oz mirror is Solar Tackle team member Thomas Mascha’s 8th carp over 40lb in the past 8 weeks. Yes, that’s right, since January 3rd Thomas has landed 7 forties and 1 fifty, as well as other twenties and thirties, from various waters in northeast France.


The full-time baker and family man usually fits his fishing into day-only sessions between working night shifts. Thomas commented:

“Because I have limited time on the bank prebaiting plays a big part in my fishing. As with most of my other captures this year, I prebated an area close to a dead weed bed using chopped Candy Floss boilies. This fishing was difficult with water temperatures at only 4°C, but I presented a 14mm Candy Floss pop-up over a small pile of chopped Candy Floss boilies and the only take of the session produced this lovely mirror.”


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