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 Nine - Hard Work Pays Off

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We waited for the first anglers of the spring of 2010 with great anticipation and it wasn’t that long before we started to see some upper forties being banked.

It probably sounds strange but I was disappointed with the fish weights. They hadn’t packed on the weight that we had hoped for and we could only put it down to the effects of the longest winter for a long time added to the stress caused by the vidange.

It appeared that the carp had just about maintained their pre-winter weights but were in extremely good condition and fighting fit.

With the early season disappointments behind us it was very pleasing to see one of our regulars bank Clover at 50 lb 14 oz.

Several of the other big carp were also seen to be creeping their way towards the magical fifty barrier before a very brief spawning period saw their weights reduced once again.

The biggest memory of spring 2010 was the amount of natural food visible in the lake. With the reduced numbers of bottom-feeding fish, following the drain down, the water had cleared sufficiently for the lake bed to be easily visible from every swim and, by looking into the lake, myriads of daphnia could be seen swimming around.

On top of that there were also thousands of cadis larvae and millions of tiny snails. Because of this influx of natural food items the carp were sometimes difficult to catch but once they began to return to feeding on boilies we saw some amazing catches of big fish.

We became aware that the numbers of Crucian Carp in the lake during 2009, of which we were generally unaware, had been mopping up this bounty before the big carp could get any benefit.

We were now able to fish without the constant “bleeps” from small fish and bites were much more positive.