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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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Read Iain MacMillans review of his last trip to Moorlands

Chapter 11 - 2012 - First Year with Stock Pond

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The rest of April continued with the heavy rain and the fishing began to suffer as a result. More thirties and forties banked but not on a regular basis.

        May started with a bang. During the continuing awful conditions Guy, along with his mates struggled to get any proper action but had achieved his main goal of improving his PB with an upper thirty.

This was all to change on 1st May when the alarm signalled another take. The result was an immense carp in the landing net which was weighed on two different sets of scales and verified as another lake record at 59lb 2oz.

It was “Cut-Tail” this time and she had put on nearly 5lb since her earlier capture and was looking fantastic.

In fact, with all this “big fish excitement” going on, I had missed the signs that the carp had already started spawning.

It was only when I heard anglers discussing the massive numbers of fish “crashing” all night with non-stop liners, down the southern arm that I went to investigate.

The carp were well into their spawning ritual and, apparently had been for over a week.

It hadn’t reached the “constant 16 degrees water temp” that the so-called experts advise us is necessary but the influx of millions of gallons of rain water had changed the pH and triggered the spawning.

In short we were very lucky to see the two lake records fall as another couple of days would probably have seen both fish back around the fifty pound mark.

However, the early spawning should see the fish get back to good weights before winter and, if last winter’s progress can be used as a measure, 2013 will certainly be well worth waiting for.