Davy Claus relays a tale of when unrelenting persistence and flexibility in his angling paid off.
Luke Wallace – ‘Victor No Wrist’ Victory!
20th August 2018
‘Victor No Wrist’ Victory!
Luke took a few weeks off from the fishing on his local syndicate water, taking a family holiday and a welcome break from work in what has been the hottest summer for decades.
Making a return to the pit on a cool break in the weather; with a fresh wind and broken cloud rolling in, he found a group of fish showing over abundant onion weed and shallow ground. Leading around, Luke found a small patch of gravel at 30 yards and after clipping up, spombed out a good helping of Sticky Krill, soaked in pure Tuna liquid onto the area. Constructing D rigs from 35lb Tungskin hooklink and mounting a Krill wafter on a hook ring swivel, the rods were flicked out to the spot and the waiting game began.
Numerous liners throughout the early hours of the morning let Luke know the fish hadn’t gone far, but as the usual first light bite time passed and the morning pushed on, hope faded. Finally, just before lunchtime on that final morning, the rod fired into life and battle began. As the wide old chestnut mirror rolled into the net, Luke recognised the tell tale signs straight away…the unmistakable form of Victor No Wrist sat defeated in the bottom of the net. A wily old carp and one that once went 7 years uncaught…a great result and a welcome return to the pit.