FENTASTIC HOLME RUN
Cambs venue’s 61lb 4oz lake record tops feeding spell
AN incredible fortnight at one of the country’s top open-access waters produced 16 thirties, eight forties, four fifties and the same 60-pounder twice.
Meadows Lake at Holme Fen Fishery in Cambridgeshire only opened last year but has already provided dozens of anglers with new personal bests.
It can be fished by anyone on a pre-booking system and owner Martin Dawson said it was an “incredible” period with “pbs being broken on a daily basis”.
The lake’s biggest resident, Captain Jack, first fell to Darren Price in a 24-hour 10-fish hit from Harry’s Swim. He caught the big mirror at 60lb 6oz along with others of 41lb 2oz and 38lb 8oz.
The following week, Barry Mann also caught Captain Jack at a new lake record of 61lb 4oz from the Dugout. Barry, who fished white pop-ups on hinged stiff rigs, also had mirrors of 48lb 4oz and 43lb 4oz.
Brothers Trevor and Darren Frisby fished for six nights and also cashed in.
Darren managed five fish, including a 48lb 10oz specimen
and a 44lb 15oz fish from Party Point, while Trevor had seven to 52lb 2oz from the Dugout.
Trevor, from nearby Yaxley, told Angling Times: “It was a phenomenal week, it just blew us away. An average fish in that lake is 30lb, and I caught almost all of mine in a 24-hour period.
“We got there on Monday and within an hour of starting Darren had a new pb of 36lb 10oz.
“I had a 16lb 8oz common from Party Point Single on Tuesday morning, but then moved to the Dugout and found new spots on the Friday morning.
“Between 12pm on Friday and
mid-afternoon Saturday I had five thirties and a fifty!”
Elsewhere, Graham Peach caught a 52lb 8oz mirror on his final day in the Beach, while Mark Shaw in Party Point had mirrors of 52lb 2oz and 51lb 6oz.
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Darren Frisby’s 48lb 10oz Party Point mirror.
A 52lb 8oz final-day fish for Graham Peach from the Beach swim.
Barry Mann banked Captain Jack at a top weight 61lb 4oz.
Trevor Frisby’s 52lb 2oz Dugout mirror.