Cambs venue’s 61lb 4oz lake record tops feed­ing spell

Angling Times (UK) - - CARP NEWS -

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.


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.

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