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Woolpack Pit 5-6 –
The Carving
By Russell Phillips
ords cannot
describe how
I’m feeling
right now…
This carp,
along with a
few others, was the reason for me
wanting to join the Woolpack. Last
year, I managed the magnificent Pit
Four Fully and a few others. The winter and spring was spent learning and
baiting areas with the hope of meeting the Carving. Unfortunately in
28 Big Carp
March this year it was announced
that a big common had been found
dead, and it was named as the Carving. It took the wind out of my sails; I
lost some drive and found it hard to
put in the same dedication. Work has
been manic the last couple of months,
so fishing has taken a back seat, but
with a free weekend just gone, I made
the effort for a 4.30am Saturday morning trip to the Woolpack.
I was greeted by a full car park.
WTF? It’s never that busy! I bumped
into a fellow member who reminded
me it was the annual Stoney and
Friends match. Lake 7-8 were closed
to syndicate members. I decided on a
walk around Pit 5-6, and there were
four anglers already on and quite
spaced out. I spent a good few hours
looking with only a bit of bubbling
and a possible carp roll to show for
my effort. Having decided to drop on
the Lake 5 side, I continued my walk.
I was gutted when I turned the corner, as a bucket had been placed right

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