Dennis Hellings first French trip of the year produced a string of big mirrors topped by a 47.4lb beauty, with two more fish over 40lb. 

The Taska backed Belgium angler was fishing a public lake in northern France and baited up with Dreambaist BAM baits.

Dennis takes up the story: “Every year I go around three times to France with my good friend Koen De Ruysscher. When we arrived, things didn’t look good because there were almost no catches reported, but with the weather changing in the right direction (+20 °c) we were still optimistic.

“The first night I bagged a nice 37.9lb mirror. We continued baiting up all the areas with small boilies and with great success. The second night we bagged four fish and the numbers grew every night.

“We began to catch some smaller fish so I started baiting up more heavily, up to 1.5 kg of freebies for each fish I caught. The tactic worked and at the end of our six nights, between us we had caught five fish over 33lb and four fish over 44lb.”
The fish were fooled on Taska Baseline Line Aligners using size four hooks and soft coated hooklinks.