Top Quality French Carp Fishing
NEW Lake Record caught on 26th. April 2017 at 76lb 15oz
and 14 different 60lb plus carp And 2 known 70lb plus carp.
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Chapter 11 -
As the title suggests we went in to 2012 with the benefit of a stock pond and having been able to split the stock.
The carp in the main lake were those of 20lb plus and all below that cut off line remained in the stock pond.
My main concern was the length of time that the entire stock was held in the stock pond during the winter while we cleaned the main lake of all unwanted species.
Basically we had a 1 acre pond containing 200 large carp plus 150 doubles to grow on as well as the thousands of Bass and perch.
I couldn’t help wondering how much stress had been created and whether this would result in the big carp dropping in weight.
The early season did nothing to allay these fears when we started to see some carp with very good weight gains but others just about holding their pre-
On a personal note we received the news that my cousin Gerry had passed out on New-
We kept tabs on his progress and waited for the worse news.
Happily he pulled through but remained with severe emphysema which would be unlikely to ever improve.
We travelled to England to see him and his wife Hilary and spent an hour or so chatting about our times together as teenagers.
In fact it was Gerry and Hilary who arranged the blind date for Jan and I to meet all of those 46 years ago.
Our season started on 15th March but the weather throughout February had been a “full-
It was such a constant cold spell that even our spillway overflow froze solid for the first time during our 10 years living here.