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Two fifties in Holme Fen catch boosted by three thirties
STEVE Wright banked one of the biggest carp braces in history with mirrors of 57lb 1oz and 52lb 14oz from Meadows Lake at Holme Fen in Cambridgeshire.
The 35-year-old also had carp of 38lb 2oz and 37lb 6oz for a fourfish average of over 46lb, before nipping next door to Poachers Pool and banking a 33-pounder!
“Put it this way,” the Stockport carper told Angling Times with a chuckle. “I’d caught three thirties in my entire fishing life before this trip, and now I’ve had two fifties and four thirties in the same session.”
Steve was among a group of nine anglers on Meadows Lake, which is open to all on a booking system, but spent two of his six nights on the neighbouring Poachers Pool.
He came third in the draw for swims on Meadows and opted to set up in Party Point Double.
“I’ve been to Holme Fen twice before and caught both times, but I’d been really unlucky and caught stockies of 16lb and 19lb,” said builder Steve.
“Party Point Double was my third-choice swim and we hadn’t seen any fish, but I knew there was a clear spot to fish at about 16-and-a-bit wraps (65 yards). The first night I put two rods on that spot and had the 52-pounder, so I switched all my rods to that area for the second night.
“Nothing happened the second night and I think I had probably put too many rods on the spot, so I left two on there for the third night and had the 38.
“On the last night I was standing in the swim with a mate and we saw a fish come straight out of the
water over the spot, and literally within a couple of seconds the bobbin pulled up and line started slowly ticking off the spool. I struck but pulled into absolutely nothing. “I quickly reeled in and cast the same bait out again. “As I put the rod on the rests it screamed off and I landed the 57-pounder, before having the 37 within the hour.”
14oz fish. with this 52lb Steve was rewarded First night, and On the last night this 57lb 1oz fish graced the net.