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NEW Lake Record caught on 26th. April 2017 at 76lb 15oz
and 6 different 60lb plus carp And 2 known 70lb plus carp.
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She was in mint condition and was 5lbs heavier than ever before. I think that was the icing on the cake and the final part of the jig saw for me. I had tested the attraction of the bait, I tested how long it would last in the lake and after 48 hours it came back in still smelling clean and now I had underlined its effectiveness by catching a winter fifty.
The ComplexT also has a "rehydration liquid" which can be poured over the baits and soaks in very easily. This really has fired my interest for the rest of the winter and next season. I've never liked using "oils" as such, mainly because they tend to float upwards and, out here in France the fish seem locked in to bottom feeding. However, a liquid that seeps out and spreads across the lake bed might help combat the myriads of bloodworm giving off their amino acids. Only time and trials will tell.
We now head through the winter and into 2018 with some more plans for the lake, some more jobs to be done to tidy up the broken branches and minor repairs to a few of the swims.
We intend to continue with the existing requests to all anglers to retain all small carp caught. Our target figures for 2018 will be that all mirrors under 20lbs to be retained so that we can move then to the stock pond and the same procedure for all commons under 25lbs. We will also continue to remove all catfish and we now have a local lake owner who wants every one of our catfish so that helps.
I think this may be a permanent situation for every year in order to keep control of carp numbers and growth rates but I also think that we will see less and less small carp being caught each year. After all the stock pond only contained 300 carp to 20lbs and it took 4 years to get to that number.
I have been checking back over captures and from the information that we get from our customers it would seem that we could easily see 10 different carp over 60lbs with two of them possible 80lbs plus.
Now all I've got to do is catch one of those eighties……………….
From the Moorlands team