MARK SHAW was so glad he made a top six day trip to Holme Fen Fishery in Cambridgeshire as an alternative to going all the way to France... and this picture shows why!

Mark nabbed this huge 59 lb 12 oz mirror carp during the Holme Fen session then added a 40 lb 8 oz sample.

The Cheadle, Staffordshire-based 45-year-old JCB employee offered Premier Baits’ Matrix boilies over Lilypad Baits hemp and snails.

Holme Fen Fishery is  near the village of Colne on the edge of the Cambridgeshire fens. It was   developed from a recently completed gravel extraction site, and is managed by experienced duo of Martin Dawson and Mike Hawes since 2010.

The complex is a specimen carp day ticket fishery. It is available for individual or group bookings of 48, 96 or 144 hours starting on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

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