An up-and-coming Midlands day-ticket water has produced two new lake records in eight hours.
Last week three different thirties were recorded at Trent View Fishery in Nottinghamshire, which opened last year boasting a stock of 2,000 fast-growing carp.
“It was a magical 24 hours for us,” said bailiff Ian Harley of the Friday and Saturday action.
First up on Friday evening, venue debutant James Houseman used a pop-up over pellets, hemp and corn to bag the Drop Tailed Common at 31lb 10oz to set a new lake record that wouldn’t last till dawn.
At 3.30am, Trent View regular Vinny White, who has caught about 45 fish in his last three sessions at the water, landed “a right lump”.
Bailiff Ian said: “After carefully taking her from the net to the cradle we weighed her as Vinny watched nervously – 33lb 10oz of pristine mirror, a new lake record just eight hours after the previous one!”
Vinny’s tactics of homemade pop-ups fished on 8ft-16ft zigs produced a further dozen fish during his 48-hour stay.
Later on Saturday morning Mick Tyers caught the third thirty in the shape of a 31lb 6oz mirror on a pop-up in a PVA bag of pellet and hemp.
“What a 24 hours this was,” said Ian, “it made my job as bailiff worthwhile to see three anglers smash their personal bests to bits and to see the venue produce three of its jewels in such a short period of time.”