Seven 50s and 14 40s in 72 hours as Crete Lakes shines

Seven 50s and 14 40s in 72 hours as Crete Lakes shines

The 50-pounders continue to come thick and fast at a popular French holiday venue.

Rob Burgess managed a magnificent seven of them in 72 hours at Crete Lakes.

As we reported earlier this week, Carp Team England boss Rob Hughes also fished the five-lake complex and managed six 50s in 48 hours.

Rob Burgess’s haul featured an amazing 26 fish including 14 40s. His biggest fish weighed in at 59lb 10oz.

 The biggest of the trip at 59lb 10oz

The biggest of the trip at 59lb 10oz

He fished at 80yds to the edge of a gravel area and baited with whole and crumbed 12mm and 16mm Sticky Manilla boilies soaked in the matching cloudy liquid.

Rob used 6ins combi rigs tied with 15lb Korda Supernatural and 20lb IQ2. He used 3.5oz Korda flat pear leads and size 6 Korda Kurv hooks.

 55lb 8oz of Crete Lakes mirror

55lb 8oz of Crete Lakes mirror

He said: “I fished yellow 12mm Sticky Signature wafters as hookbaits on the edge of a gravel plateau.

“I started off with 20 Spombs of bait, then topped up the spot after each fish with a further five Spombs.”

 Another 55-pounder for Rob

Another 55-pounder for Rob

 This one weighed 51lb

This one weighed 51lb