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Ben Jones had a 38 lb 12 oz mirror known as Korda Fish plus a 23 lb common and 27 lb mirror when he fished an overnighter at Swan Valley, Hampshire.
The 29-year-old carpenter from nearby Yateley used Sticky Baits Krill boilies on size 6 Korda Choddy hooks 12 yards out, over 2 kg of mixed 16 mm and 12 mm Krill soaked in pure Krill liquid.
FIVE nights produced just one carp for Robert Dungate on The Quarry in Essex but it was this fine 39 lb 10 oz specimen.
The 35-year-old from Bromley, Kent, cast 50 yards to the back of heavy weed on a clear silt patch and used Sticky Baits Manilla 15 mm boilies.
It was the last night of his three night trip and third swim before Ed Biscoe caught but he was delighted to land his fourth UK carp over 40 lb and his first from the Black Swan Lake in Berkshire.
The 29-year-old estate agent from Winchester, Hampshire, attracted this 41 lb 8 oz specimen with 1 kg of Nash Key Cray boilies and mixed in 1 kg of particle and pellets fished on a hard area about 80 yards out and used a white Citruz pop-up.
Lee Wheeler had mirrors of 32 lb and 37 lb (pictured) and also one of 33 lb 2 oz on the surface from Yateley Pads Lake, Hampshire during a three night session.
The 29-year-old used Pacific Tuna White pop ups fished on hinged stiff rigs in a weedy area and spread 30 15 mm Pacific Tuna freezer baits.
MARTIN ROGERS followed up his recent run of good form by landing this ghostie of 39 lb 13 oz from his local Wasing Estate’s Cranwells Lake, along with ‘Floppy Tail’ at 44 lb, the same fish he caught that was reported here two weeks ago.
Both fish fell in a two hour spell to Dave Mallin’s The Brace mix and two doubles joined in the party. Aldermaston, Berkshire-based Martin baited with just a kilo of freebies.
James Butcher had a prolific four nights on RK Leisure Kingsmead One landing ten carp topped by this fine 44 lb 2 oz mirror called Moony. He also had a 37 lb 14 oz mirror known as the Mug Sutton, two other 30s and six 20s all caught in the daytime.
James explained: “I initially put in around 4 kg of 15 mm CC Moore Pacific Tuna out to intercept them as they moved in and out from the bridge area between two weed beds. After each fish I put around a further 1 kg of bait out, and the more I put out the move runs I had.”
A margin swim proved just the ticket for Adrian Priest when he fished Stanwick Lake in Northamptonshire and tempted this 41 lb common along with a 32 lb 4 oz mirror.
The 45-year-old pipefitter from Rugby, Warwickshire, used a Sticky Baits Manilla wafter fished over broken boilies and mixed particles on a blowback rig.
DAVE MUDDLE’S first carp from a new lake turned out to be a PB weighing in at 45 lb 10 oz.
The 59-year-old semi-retired teacher from Basildon, Essex, fished three days on local Fryernings’ Main Lake to land the mirror known as the Emperor with a DNA Baits Switch wafter.
JAMES WINTER had this lovely PB 47 lb 2 oz common during an overnight session on Farriers, Gloucestershire.
The 37-year-old car mechanic from Castle Combe, Wiltshire, used Sticky Baits Manilla boilies, baiting up with half a kilo of free samples in a small clear area on the edge of a large weedbed.