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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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Read Iain MacMillans review of his last trip to Moorlands

Chapter Six - The Long Hot Summer

Jan came out to do the photos and the carp was slid safely back into its home. I poured myself a refresher and hadn’t even finished it when my middle rod took off without any prior warning. The fish put up an absolute manic fight and a 36lb mirror posed for some more photos. I sat back, hardly being able to believe the afternoon that I was having.

The rods were back in place and the sun was bright but low in the sky. I was convinced that the previous disturbances would have ruined any further chances.

However the carp were still hungry and not too much later the middle rod crept away again. Another slow, strong battle ended with yet another lump sitting staring at me from the bottom of the net.

I truly couldn’t believe what I was looking down at and when the scales showed another personal best at 43lb I really was lost for words.

I put the rod back out but I could see now that the swim was clearing and there were no signs of any more feeding fish.

That didn’t surprise me, nor did it matter to me, I had landed three magnificent carp and two personal bests at that, so I needed nothing more from that session.

I had barely got comfortable when an alarm bleeped again. This time it was the rod which had, until now, been ignored. My left hand rod was at least going to produce something and that in itself would mean a fish on each rod.

As soon as I lifted the rod the power was immense and I was almost straight-rodded. With the clutch adjusted I managed to gain some sort of control and for forty five minutes the fish powered up and down.

Eventually she slid into the waiting net and there lay a carp of even bigger proportions.

On the scales she showed 47.04 lb and was a new lake record, new personal best and completed my best day’s fishing ever.

The signs were suggesting that our hard work may, one day actually pay off.

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