Top Quality French Carp Fishing

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

Jem with his personal best "The Twin" at 54lb 13oz

As you can imagine, sleep was hard to come by after Jems capture of the Twin so we were up before the sun and watched the lake come to life on Wednesday morning. At breakfast everyone was full of congratulations for Jem and his near fifty five pounder which was the second Fifty of the week so far.

We continued with our daily routine of cooking up particles and baiting the spots just before dinner, although if we were honest we were so happy with what we had caught so far that we would have been happy to see out the rest of the week with no more fish. However, for me at least, things were to get even better.             

Thursday morning kicked off in fine style when the baited spot produced yet more action at 4.30 a.m. and after a lively fight I slid the net under yet another personal best common, a beautiful long torpedo shaped fish weighing 31lb 14oz.

My new personal best Common weighing 31lb 14oz

 The baited spot had so far produced all of my bites and at 8.15 a.m. one of the two rods on the spot burst into life, unfortunately the carp was on for only a few seconds before it came off. I'd spoken to Keith on his morning walk around the lake less than an hour before saying that I'd had fish showing over the spot all morning and that I was surprised that I'd not yet had another fish after the P.b common. Keith did suggest that I use running rigs on all three rods {I'd had two rods on running rigs and one on a chod rig}, to which I replied that straight after breakfast I was already planning to change the chod over to a running rig. The lost fish came on the chod rig so now I had a bit of a dilemma, do I change a rig that got a bite but the fish was lost on? In all honesty I'd already made my mind up, it was to be light running leads on all three rods and from now on all three rods would be fished on the spot.