Stephen Knight fished Old Oaks w/c Sat 1st Dec. Fishing was hard & he only had one carp all week… but surely caught in one of the most unconventional methods – on a lure!
Over to Stephen to explain;
“Fishing was hard as we had some bad frost’s, down to -6c. There were still fish moving , but they were not interested in feeding much.
I took along a small ABU bait casting outfit for a bit of fun if the fishing was slow & I caught a small jack pike. I changed to a small red and white jig head and hooked up first cast into something big, which I first thought was a massive pike. But it was pulling back too much for a pike so I thought that maybe it’s one of the cats.
I was well sup prised to see its was a mirror carp when I got it to the surface. The jig must have landed right in front of it on the bottom because as as soon as I started to retrieve it went tight.
I had never heard of this happening before, but when Mehdi came to take photos, he said he had heard of it before but not with a fish of this size. It’s a first for me and will probably never happen again. Bloody amazing!”
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Congratulations to Ryan Fasson for breaking the lake record mirror at Old Oaks with a 57lb 8oz stunner!
Ryan landed 5 fish – 30lb, 34.5lb, 35.6lb, 39.4lb and the the new record 57.8lb.
The Long Common is still uncaught…. fingers X’d she comes out soon!
Tight Lines, Mehdi
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The second largest common in Old Oaks has just come out at a new record weight of 53lb 9oz !
This fish was caught a month ago at 48lb so it’s really been on the munch! Makes you wonder what the weight of the long common, caught the last time at 61lb 4oz, will be when it next comes out.
Here’s the comments from the captor, Bruno Medou ( Korda France);
“It’s been a while since I last visited my friend Mehdi so I was happy to come to fish Old Oaks.
I selected peg n°5 cos it seems to be the deepest in the lake & I thought the carp might prefer that sort of depth at this time of the year. It’s a great month for heavy carp because they pack on weight before the winter.
On the first night many big carp crashed all over my swim but no action on my rods. On the second morning I had a slow drop back… fish on!
After an amazing fight I landed the second biggest Old Oaks common at a new record weight of 53lb 9oz – a new fifty for the lake.
I was well chuffed, the fish is a beauty!”
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The white one is 509kg and the other one is 558.5kg.
It was the first time ever in France that a grower produced 3 pumpkins over 500kg.
Happy days !Laroussi, Old Oaks