Dad Kris goes for a dip to net son Ivan's new best!

NASH backed Kris Kuri has been bagging some belting Croatian carp during a three night trip that brought his eldest son Ivan a thumping new personal best of 18 kg (39 lb).

Tackling the mighty Lake Shumbar in Karlovac County Kris and sons Ivan and Fran baited heavily despite changeable weather, getting through 20 kilos of 4G Squid boilies over lots of maize, pigeon mix, tiger nuts and groundbait to tally eight carp. The best was a 26.5 kilo (58 lb) common to Kris the first night of their session falling to a 4G Squid and Citruz snowman combination on a Fang Gaper 7 to 35 lb Combilink. Ivan was soon to get in on the action with his own big common.

‘I helped Ivan by casting out the rod with the big Method ball,’ explained Kris. ‘It’s 8 oz fully loaded so he is not really happy to cast that weight on his own yet. We put it ten metres out near an island margin and buried a 15mm 4G Squid hookbait inside the ball.’

Hooking a carp on the Method rod meant a dip for Kris to help land his son’s new best carp: ‘The fish ran around behind the island and took the line through an overhanging willow so I had to get into the water while he was playing it, and after I sorted out the line in the water and freed the fish his younger brother Fran netted the fish successfully for him.

Ivan used a 4 oz inline lead to mould the feed around, landing his PB with a Fang Twister 7 and 35 lb Combilink trace with 15 lb Hardcore mainline.

Well done Ivan, Fran and Kris – a great family effort!