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REECE SALES picked up a cool £1,200 for this clonking 39 lb 8 oz common called Bruno that won him the White Springs Carp Open.
Fishing was tougher this year at the prolific South Wales venue with just five fish banked in the weekend and Reece left it late from peg 8A on Specimen Lake to claim the spoils.
Essex boy Reece, who now lives in Llanelli, said: “There was 20 minutes to go and I couldn’t quite believe it.
“It was on my own bait as well, first time out using it – get in there!” added Reece.
Matthew Steele on peg 6 was second with two carp for 31 lb.
LIAM MCGOLDRICK was chuffed to get one of his targets from a secret park lake when he tempted this 51 lb mirror.
Liam used a small pop-up on a Ronnie rig using a size 4 Gardner Dark Covert Mugga hook over 2 kilos of 18 mm Mainline Cell on a silty strip behind a pronounced bar
TOP carper Steve Briggs fished an awful lot abroad but still loves it in the UK and nabbed this fine mirror of 46 lb 4 oz from Grenville Lake in Cambridgeshire.
West Drayton, West London-based Steve did a 48 hour social where he fished at 120 metres with Nash Key Cray boilies for the fish which hit 40 for the first time.
OLIVER HUGHES had a fight on his hands when he hooked Cassius at 43 lb 12 oz at The Quarry in Essex.
Acomb, North Yorkshire-based Oliver, a 32-year-old site manager used a Sticky Baits Krill pop-up over 2 kg of freebies.
LEE WHITFIELD’S fine run of form on Argal Reservoir in Cornwall has continued with a four fish haul including this 31 lb 10 oz cracker known as the ‘Parrot mouth common’.
Lee was using his own Westcountry Leads 4 oz flat pears and Gardener end tackle with a Blakes Baits Snowberry boilie at the £7 a day South West Lakes Trust venue.
LEE WALTERS had a fine brace when he matted this 49 lb 2 oz common plus a 31 lb 12 oz mirror from Stanwick Lakes.
Local Lee from Northampton used an Excel baits VNF 16 mm corkball special over a bed of matching barrels and pellets on a shallow plateau.
WELDER Simon Kenny had a big hauling session at the Essex Manor including this fine 43 lb 4 oz carp called the Bream Common.
The 32-year-old from Diss, Norfolk, added others of 43 lb 8 oz, two of 40 lb 8 oz, a 39-pounder and one of 29 lb 14 oz using Sticky Baits Krill freezer boilies 20 yards out on a clay patch.
HAYDEN ROSE booked a week on historic Wraysbury One in Berkshire for a social and a chance of one of the remaining originals and struck lucky with this 38 lb Redmire common, plus a 20 lb stockie.
The 29-year-old sales manager, from Brentwood, Essex, used a Sticky Baits 14 mm washed out pink signature pop-up.
Hayden said: “My friend had two stockies and they are stunning as well. The Redmire common is by far the best carp I have ever caught at an amazing venue. I can’t wait to get back.”