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

Chapter 11 - 2012 - First Year with Stock Pond

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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-winter weight.

On a personal note we received the news that my cousin Gerry had passed out on New-Years-Eve and was in a coma with not very promising signs.

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-on” winter with constant freezing temperatures of minus 10 and lower so the carp had been very dormant right up to the beginning of March.

It was such a constant cold spell that even our spillway overflow froze solid for the first time during our 10 years living here.