Eric's Willows Lake hits form

Fresh from producing a new Yorkshire record of 58lb 12oz, Eric’s Willows Lake has thrown up another of its big mirrors.
This 47lb 6oz carp, known as the Tin Opener, fell to Michael Wesgarth and eclipsed his personal best by 13lb.
Michael, who fished with a friend in the area around pegs one to five during a
two-night stay, said: “The area we fished was around a shallow bar which is located around the middle area of the lake.
“North East Baits’ Reaper pop-ups were fished to these marks and a good lashing of 20mm baits were sticked out over the area.
“The first night resulted in six bites between us, then the action slowed for the day. The same tactics were used for the second night and we were confident that the bait would bring more action.
“At 10.30pm the right-hand rod signalled a bite and after a brief but spirited battle
I was the proud captor of the Tin Opener at a weight of 47lb 6oz, smashing my previous pb by 13lb.
“I had a great time and I can’t wait to get back for more.”