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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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The first half of August was spent “convalescing” in the Camargue with Jan, Sharon and the grandchildren.

In fact I spent most of it sitting in the hotel room as I was under strict instructions not to swim, get sand in my eyes or carry any heavy weights.

By the time we got back and prepared for our next customers I was aware that my sight would affect my fishing and even my ability to help our guests.

I’m pleased to be able to type that the end of August was fantastic. We saw loads of forties banked with many of them being new forties which we didn’t recognise.

Towards the end of the month Mikey crucified his 24lb PB when he banked “Benign” at 53lb 6oz which was a superb weight for her and made even more encouraging when one of his friends informed us that he had banked the same fish one year before at 43lb 10oz.

That’s nearly 10lb on a year to date basis. Incredible!

August ended with a flurry as the final week produced 63 carp to 6 anglers. Only 2 fifties but 32 thirties and 13 forties more than made up for that.

Into September and the fishing continued to be really good with several more weeks of fifty plus carp banked. The beginning of September also saw Cut-Tail banked again and this time she weighed in at 56lb 3oz so she had certainly recovered from her spawning adventures and was rapidly putting on weight again.

We saw the obvious difference between some swims producing and others not, often when it looked as though they should.

It was also obvious that the anglers who were prepared to work for their results, were much more successful. The month as a whole was very good and the four weeks of September produced 32 twenties, 111 thirties, 47 forties and 11 fifties.

We expected October to produce some surprises but it didn’t quite live up to our expectations. The fishing was patchy and most of the big girls managed to do a vanishing act so we didn’t get to see what weight gains had been made by the likes of The Hoover, Half Linear, Benign etc.

However, we did see Cut Tail again and at 59lb 0oz she is looking very good for 2013. We also saw Mike Jamfrey bank a new fifty which was very special as I didn’t recognise the fish at all.

I posted the photo and asked for anyone to identify it and it appears that it was a fish which was caught in early April at 44lb.

If we assume that the April weight included some eggs then it is reasonable to suggest that she would have dropped to below 40lb after spawning but had managed to put on 10lb through the summer.

If just a few of the big carp can match that then we will have some proper monsters in here for next spring.