New venue record for Fryerning Fisheries

The prolific Fryerning Fisheries has hit top winter form producing a string of huge fish topped by a new venue record at 53lb 6oz.

Essex carper Paul Palmer headed to a spot on the Main Lake at his local complex that had produced the goods for the venue in the past and after scouring the water for an hour spotted a number of large fish topping.

A scattering of boilies were soon introduced over an area at around 50 yards out with an 18mm Mainline Cell his choice of hookbait.

Shortly after 8pm line started to slowly pull off his left hand rod, which he thought might have been a ‘liner’, but the pace of the bite soon picked up and a firm strike saw him connect with the new personal best.

“It was an immensely powerful fish, which gave me an epic battle. Another member came round to help me net it and when it surfaced we instantly noticed it as the lakes biggest resident – a mirror known as The Gurm.”

“I spoke to one of the locals and incredibly he had taken The Gurm from the same swim on the very same day last year!”

“I can’t imagine that carp fishing gets any better than this as I obliterated my personal best of 45lb 12oz in the process,” he added.

He wasn’t the only one to experience the magic of the complex, with Joe Morgan banking a brace of 40lb specimens within 20-minutes of setting up.

The Colchester-based angler made a rare visit and set his stall out in a swim that had been void of anglers for several days.

With the wind off his back and sun beaming down in to the peg, he was confident of giving his alarms a workout and targeted a shallow area around 30 yards out, presenting a single Mainline Hybrid boilie on a stiff hinge rig.

Sport couldn’t have got off to a better start with a 43lb 8oz specimen known as Charlie picking up the bait within minutes of the rig settling.

Moments after the fish – his biggest from the fishery – had slid over the net the line on his other rod tightened up, this time the culprit being an immaculate 46lb 4oz common.

“I fish the venue a couple of times a year and decided to put single baits out while I was setting up,” explained Joe.

“To get one 40lb fish in the net quickly was fantastic but to do it again moments later was beyond my wildest dreams. It’s an amazing fishery and this is a session I will never forget.”

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