Angling Times (UK) - - THIS WEEK - TONY GRIGORJEVS Se­nior re­porter

ONE of the most ex­treme big-weight events in the history of match fish­ing ended with the 14 com­peti­tors shar­ing a stag­ger­ing 16,000lb of carp be­tween them.

Staged at Es­sex’s Ar­ran’s Lake, thou­sands of mir­rors and com­mons were landed dur­ing a festival in which the high­est in­di­vid­ual weight in one six­hour match top­pled over the in­cred­i­ble 1,000lb mark. Ac­tion was so manic that more than 1,200lb over­all was needed for 10th place. Michael Jones was crowned win­ner of the two-day competition af­ter he took two sec­tion wins and weighed in an unas­sail­able 1,919lb to­tal. Sec­ond place went to match 16,000lb of carp taken in two-day Ar­ran’s Lake fish-fest or­gan­iser Michael Corsini, who landed 1,770lb and he told An­gling Times: “We all knew Ar­ran’s was ca­pa­ble of huge weights but what we ex­pe­ri­enced on the day was well be­yond our wildest dreams.

“It was ab­so­lutely manic, and I had more than 450 carp dur­ing the two days . That works out at a fish ev­ery 90 sec­onds.

“This sort of fish­ing cer­tainly won’t suit every­one, and while it isn’t some­thing I would want to do ev­ery week, I thor­oughly en­joyed the two days and will be head­ing back for an­other festival later in the year.”

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