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NEW Lake Record caught on 26th. April 2017 at 76lb 15oz

120 -150 different carp of 40lb. or bigger inc. 50+ different 50lb. plus carp

and 14 different 60lb plus carp And 2 known 70lb plus carp.

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Chapter 11 - 2012 - First Year with Stock Pond

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In January, before the real cold weather had set in, I did find signs of feeding carp around the main lake so they had been on the move. However, I wasn’t sure whether the water had warmed enough since the thaw, to get them feeding properly for the first anglers.

On 28th February the ice had cleared and the bass were beginning to feed but would the carp follow suit?

On 11th March I began to see fish rolling in the central area of the lake between Oaks and Boneyard so things were improving and the weather was on the up.

It was also very noticeable that the water was gin clear and already full of daphnia which would mean that the carp could feed simply by swimming along in this “soup” of nutrition.

Our first fish of 2012 fell to the rods of Jez at midday on his first day and weighed in at 39lb 2oz. Not a known fish but looked in mint condition as it swam away in the clear water so signs were good.

The first couple of weeks remained quite slow and it appeared that it was the smaller fish [upper twenties and thirties] which had woken up first.

Happily, before the end of the month we saw our first forty banked in the shape of The Peach at 47lb 0oz.

The rest of March continued to be slow but the final week did eventually produce some more forties and a fifty in the shape of “Cut-Tail” at 54lb 0oz.

She had been 50lb 7oz at the drain down in November so had weathered the winter very well but her weight confirmed to me that we would probably have to wait until spring 2013 for the lake record of 57lb 14oz to be broken.

This was confirmed some more when “Clover” was banked on 2nd April at 47lb 8oz and well down on what I had hoped for.