A RELATIVELY novice angler nicknamed The Bear showed his bite at Gloucestershire day ticket complex Lemington Lakes with one of the best ever surface carp hauls – EVER.

Big Michael Harry spent a day on the 2.5 acre specimen carp water Bishops roving around while the bivvy anglers slumbered and was rewarded handsomely.

The Bear notched 11 specimen carp including nine 20-pounders topped by a 28 lb 9 oz mirror plus 30s of 32 lb and 39 lb 14 oz.

For the full story and catch picture, pick up a copy of this week’s Angler’s Mail magazine.

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