Jon Arthur won Round 8 of the Packington Winter League yesterday with over 100lb of carp and F1s.
Fifty-five anglers lined the banks of Packington Fisheries and over 60lb was needed to frame. Jon made the most of a bit of room on Peg 15 on Little Gearys and after a fruitless first cast with popped-up bread he opted for an all-out maggot attack.
Switching to a mini Vari-Weight Feeder loaded with maggots and double maggot on a size 16 Carp Maggot hook, he soon had a bonus 8lb common carp for a great start. Regularly casting just short of the central island at 25 metres then brought a steady string of F1s to 2lb.
When bites slowed he switched to the pole, again with maggots, and caught at seven and 13 metres before finally getting a few fish down the edge. Jon used 0.14mm Supplex main line to a 0.09mm Supplex hooklength and a size 20 Silverfish Maggot hook. His floats were all 0.1g to 0.3g Drennan prototypes he has been field-testing, and these should hopefully be launched later this year.
After five busy hours his two nets tallied 109lb 1oz, with Dave Elliott 2nd with 80lb exactly and Keith Winn taking 3rd with 66lb 13oz.