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Celebrating Mick’s 67th birthday, the pair bagged-up on a three-day trip to the middle reaches of the River Trent, in Nottinghamshire.
Mick, a retired electrician, ended with seven doubles and a single, while Dan matted 25 fish, including 18 doubles.
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Dan, a 29-year-old CNC machinist from Mexborough, South Yorkshire, explained: “We had an absolutely epic session, and even had two double-takes.
“As well as a 16 lb 4 oz PB, I had a 15 lb 4 oz fish, and we shared a further four 14-pounders.
“All of the fish came to 3 Foot Twitch Black Redemption boilies. Our rigs consisted of a coated braid hook link and a size 6 hook, fished blowback style, and we had to use 8 oz leads due to extra water in the river.
“We fed around 6 kg of 16 and 18 mm boilies over the duration of the session, catapulting 30 baits upriver every hour and introducing a PVA mesh bag of boilies every cast,” concluded Dan.
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