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Rare lunar event to inspire carp anglers?

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Rare lunar event to inspire carp anglers?

Carp anglers who believe in the moon's ability to trigger a feeding spell should be looking to get on the banks this week.

A 'super blue blood moon' is due to take place on Wednesday, January 31, as a series of rare events overlap.

It is the third and final supermoon to occur since December 3, and also a 'blue moon' as it is the second full moon in a calendar month (there was another on New Year's Day).

 Will this rare moon get you scampering for the bank?

Will this rare moon get you scampering for the bank?

On top of that, a lunar eclipse will also take place on Wednesday, though it won't be visible in Britain. 

Those three factors have not combined in more than 150 years.

A supermoon is the term given to a moon that appears larger in the sky due to its elliptical orbit bringing it closer to the earth.

Some anglers believe the moon has a bearing on fish feeding spells, with full moons and supermoons supposedly providing favourable angling conditions. 

This 41lb 2oz mirror was taken during the first of these three supermoons last month.

 Hadley Ever with a supermoon 40 from last month

Hadley Ever with a supermoon 40 from last month