Bluebell surface brace nudges 77lb

Bluebell surface brace nudges 77lb

Garry Atkin got the fish feeding on the surface for a true brace of day-ticket carp totalling nearly 77lb.

The 41-year-old bagged a 43lb 2oz common and a 33lb 12oz mirror from Kingfisher Lake at Bluebell Lakes in Northamptonshire.

 The biggest of the pair went 43lb 2oz

The biggest of the pair went 43lb 2oz

The fish came within minutes of each and were then followed the next day by a trio of thirties. Garry has been in fine form on the venue lately and caught a 32-pounder the weekend before.

The plasterer told Carpfeed: “The 43lb 2oz common came off the surface and the 33lb 12oz mirror on a zig a few inches under the surface.

“Halfway through landing the common the zig rod was away.

 The mirror weighed 33lb 12oz

The mirror weighed 33lb 12oz

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“I had been in the swim five or six hours and had been introducing mixers the whole time. The next morning I moved and landed another three fish over 30lb – a 30lb 8oz mirror, a 32lb 4oz common and a 36lb 8oz common.”

 Another Kingfisher 30 for Garry from the previous weekend

Another Kingfisher 30 for Garry from the previous weekend

Garry, who fed 10mm Nash Key Cray floaters, added: “I have had a couple of 40s in a weekend before over on Dinton’s White Swan [in Berkshire] but that was one each day – these were on the mat together, so a proper brace!”

 A true brace for Garry

A true brace for Garry