Day Seven

Carpworld - - THINK TANK -

This was the start of the Stu­art show. He had al­ready built quite a catch re­port but now the big girls had turned up. The first of which was Gums – a fish which has weighed into the low-60s in the past. It was also the end of the Sean show. I would have loved to have seen just how many carp he could have milked from the swim, as he was re­ceiv­ing con­tin­u­ous lin­ers right up un­til the point that he had to reel in and make for home. He did how­ever sign off with po­ten­tially the lake’s big­gest com­mon, al­though as with all the oth­ers that haven’t re­ally fed due to the un­bear­able, hot weather since spawn­ing, the Dou­ble Belly com­mon weighed a mere 62lb 8oz.

Those words will prob­a­bly haunt him for­ever, as no sooner had he raised it to his chest, than the great fish kicked twice, forc­ing him to lower it again and with a swoosh of the tail, it was gone

ABOVE BOT­TOM A fit­ting send off for Sean. He’d given them an­other hid­ing over the course of a fort­night, with his fi­nal fish be­ing the one he re­ally wanted – Heron’s Dou­ble Belly com­mon

ABOVE TOP The weed wasn’t too bad this year...

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