Eight crucians to over 3lb

A day spent pleasure fishing with his two sons turned into a big fish affair for specimen angler Mike Holcombe after the trio banked an impressive eight crucian carp over 3lb.

In what is one of the best hauls of the species this season, the group landed sixteen fish over 2lb topped by specimens weighing 3lb 7oz (Mike), 3lb 6oz (Kevin) and 3lb 4oz (Alan) while fishing on Godalming Angling Society's Johnson’s Lake on the Marsh Farm complex in Surrey.

All three fished both the float and feeder at varying distances with either real or artificial sweetcorn hookbait, presented on size 14 hooks to 3lb mono hooklinks.

Their catch also included a number of tench with Alan slipping the net under a 6lb male specimen during the session.

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