JAMES LEWIS didn’t let four blank carp fishing days put him off during a week at Devon’s Anglers Paradise – and then he ended up with two stunning two personal bests.

The 36-year-old police officer, from Chessington, Surrey, first smashed his old 29 lb 5 oz PB with a 40 lb 2 oz mirror before this 50 lb mirror, to wrap up a dream session at Anglers Paradise.

James said: “Having fished the first four days with no real success, not even a sniff from the usual hungry cats… other than a 4 lb eel which was a PB.

“I decided if I was going to blank why not blank at least with the chance of beating my carp PB. So I decided to pay the extra money to fish the Kracking Carp Lake which is a day ticket but stocked with carp up to 55 lb.”

The Kracking Carp Lake at Anglers Paradise in Devon - it lives up to its name!

The Kracking Carp Lake at Anglers Paradise in Devon – it lives up to its name!

“Three hours later I broke breaking my new 40 lb PB. Then I had the 50 lb mirror on the nose,” continued James.

“Both mirrors were caught on pop-up artificial prawns and sweetcorn in the middle of lily pads about two rod lengths out on a running lead where I had seen the fishing moving around earlier,” he concluded.

This is a short version of the story that appeared in Angler’s Mail printed magazine. Get the magazine every week for carp fishing and coarse fishing top tips, big news, best products, and venues that are in form.

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