Things have been slow on the fishery's Specimen Lake but John Harris banked a 24.5lb leather carp
when he used a cream and coffee flavoured boilie as bait and Anthony Needs caught a 16lb mirror
CONGRATULATIONS to carp angler Fiona Byers who travelled from her home in Dumfries to Italy to capture this massive leather carp
from Lago Di Salasco.
In a hectic week with bite alarms going off by day and night, Peter caught plenty of fish including a 49lb mirror, 38lb 7oz koi carp, another mirror of 21lb 15oz, a 36lb 8oz mirror, a 38lb 2oz mirror, a common carp of 32lb 14oz and a leather carp
of 28lb 8oz.
Elsewhere, Carlisle carp angler Dave Storey found himself the toast of the carp fishing world when he landed a staggering record-breaking 72lb leather carp
from Tortue Lake in France.
Kathy Harvey, 54, from Tilgate, Sussex, is on the prize trail with a 14lb 5oz leather carp
caught at nearby Copthorne lake.
Common carp, leather carp
and mirror carp all came to the landing net.
Dan Rees landed a 29.75lb mirror; Martin Matthews had four to 26lb; Peter Thorne's best fish was a 30lb leather carp
; Martin Thomas caught five mirrors to 24lb and Jamie Davies landed one of 23lb and a second that scaled 25lb.
Despite, the unseasonal weather, Carp are producing sport at various locations with Tim Weldon landing a cracking Leather Carp
of 18lb 6oz from Stonebridge Carp Lake.
Martin Young of Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, wins an Aerial 12ft carp rod for a 7lb 14oz Norfolk lake bream and an Aerial 2000 fixed-spool reel goes to Alan Philpott, North London, for a 15lb leather carp
from a Hertfordshire lake.
Len Downing's best was a 28.75lb mirror; Lee Calford landed five fish to 22lb and Andrew Cousins caught a 21.25lb leather carp
- ALAN PHILPOTT, 50, from North London, stretched the elastic shock absorber on a 9-metre pole to hold a tearaway 15lb leather carp
at a Hertfordshire lake in Waltham Cross.
The Half Round Pond is also turning up some hefty fish, the best a 21lb leather carp
to Rhidian Jenkins.