A Session To Remember For Kristof - Part 4
Posted Carp News at Jul 25, 2011
After the success of Kristof Cuderman’s first few days of his 4-day session, his final day was now upon him.
Having changed two of his rods over to chods the previous day with great success, he had decided to leave them set up like that for the final day. His other two rods were set up with snow man rigs comprising of 15mm Savoury Spice Pop-Ups and 20mm Savoury Spice Bottom Baits.
Even though the carp did not appear to be in a feeding mood, Kristof had carried on introducing a few Savoury Spice freebies during the quieter periods, hoping that the fish may still get on the feed at some point.
As well as feeding a few hookbait freebies, Kristof also opted to feed a generous helping of Dynamite’s Robin Red Pellets and Swim Stim Green Pellets. He hoped that this would try and trigger the fish into feeding.
Well at around midday, something happened that Kristof would never forget. A slow bobbin rise on one of his snowman set ups quickly developed into a blistering take, that was soon stripping countless yards off his tightly set clutch.
As soon as Kristof struck, he knew he was connected to a much better fish, but straight away he had concerns that it could be another catfish. Not feeling the blatant tell tale tail flicks from a catfish fight however, soon had Kristof realizing he was playing a carp of monstrous proportions!
For a full 30 minutes the unseen beast simply swam up and down the lake in a very casual manner, almost as if it didn’t know it had been hooked. All of a sudden, the great fish began to kite very close in, and it was at this point that Kristof got his first look at a truly enormous common carp!
As any angler in this situation would do, Kristof started looking to the skies praying that this one was going to stick around long enough to see the net! As his luck would have it, Kristof managed to turn the great fishes head just before it went on another powerful run, and managed to net it as it wallowed in the margins.
With the mammoth common now in the safety of the mesh, Kristof got everything ready to weigh what was quite possibly a new personal best. With everything organized, an accurate weight was recorded at 30.6kg (67lb 6oz)! A true giant of a carp and new personal best for the 24-year-old.
This fish also now means that Kristof has now landed carp over 50lb from five different countries – his home country of Slovenia, Germany, France, Belgium and now Austria. A pretty awesome achievement for such a young carp angler I’m sure you will all agree!