Brace of carp in two hours from Northey Park

Lee Griffin bagged a brace of corking Cambrideshire carp during a two-hour morning feeding spell.

Targeting a gravel patch among dying weed, the 25-year-old grabbed a mirror of 37lb 4oz and a 29lb 9oz common.

The lorry driver fed just 10 to 15 boilies per take and managed to extract the fish from the weedy swim at Patsons Lake on the Northey Park syndicate in Peterborough.

He said: “I found fish in the area the previous day and fished close to the dying weed, which is still pretty thick. Both of the fish ripped off on the take and buried themselves in the weed. We’ve got access to a boat there and I had to use it to get the common.”

The big mirror, which is known as Boysie’s, is a new personal best for Lee. He said: “At 37lb 4oz it’s the largest that fish has been and is a new PB for me. At Northey if you hook a good one it just plods and shakes its head, and I knew I was attached to something pretty decent as soon as I bent into it.”

Lee loosefed Mainline Cell boilies and fished a snowman rig featuring a Cell bottom bait and half a Milky Toffee pop-up attached blowback style to a size 6 Fox SSC Arma Point hook. He fished a 3oz lead on a very lightly attached clip and used six inches of Fox Camotex hooklength material.