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IT HAPPENED! – BUT WHY?
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IT HAPPENED! – BUT WHY? Posted by ,

Mainline carper, John Kneebone recalls one of his most memorable captures – better still revealing the key reasons that led to this moment…

IT HAPPENED!

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The Silver Common at 38lb 8oz!
The Silver Common at 38lb 8oz!

Moving to The Rope and the shallower part of the lake was looking like a good decision with this upper-double coming to the net
Moving to The Rope and the shallower part of the lake was looking like a good decision with this upper-double coming to the net

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27lb 10oz and displaying superb winter condition and colour
27lb 10oz and displaying superb winter condition and colour

19lb and just the sign I was looking for
19lb and just the sign I was looking for
33lb of pristine Argal Lake common carp
33lb of pristine Argal Lake common carp
One mirror became two with this 24lb fish coming to the net
One mirror became two with this 24lb fish coming to the net

BUT WHY?

The Five-Bar remain a firm favourite of mine for winter fishing at Argal
The Five-Bar remain a firm favourite of mine for winter fishing at Argal
Back in the Five-Bar for a social over-night session a couple years later and true to form another Argal common
Back in the Five-Bar for a social over-night session a couple years later and true to form another Argal common
Large lakes like Argal can become very small one you find the fish
Large lakes like Argal can become very small one you find the fish

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Image © Mainline Baits

Paying attention to the little things can pay off massively in the long run
Paying attention to the little things can pay off massively in the long run

Sticking to what works well is a real winner when it comes to rigs
Sticking to what works well is a real winner when it comes to rigs
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A nice winters common from Willow Pool at Linch Hill and yet another carp on my Longshank Rig
A nice winters common from Willow Pool at Linch Hill and yet another carp on my Longshank Rig

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