Elie Godsi caught this beautiful 36lb 2oz Koi Common from Etang de Margot in August this year.
He caught it on a snowman made up of a trimmed tiger nut and a Quest Baits Pineapple Crush pop-up over a large bed of Quest Baits Garlic Feast particle mix.
He also caught another koi at 30lb 9oz, plus two 20’s and a 19.
Elie said, “tactics were to bait heavily (half a big bucket spread over an area of about half a tennis court in size) with Quest Baits Garlic Feast with added hemp and tigers onto harder clay areas in open water. Time spent prodding about from a boat with a landing net pole was well worth it. Hookbaits were tigers and Quest Baits Pineapple Crush pop ups. I had some problems with poisson chats but only some of the time.”
Etang de Margot is around 12 acres in size, situated in a rural and agricultural landscape, and within 2.5 hours drive from the port of Caen. The lake can be booked through Angling Lines.