Good week for the big fish

Giant carp featured on many of the commercial fisheries during the final hours of the tropical heat wave last week.One of the biggest on an impressive list of monsters was a magnificent 40lb mirror from the Kingfisher Club Lake at Lyng.

Giant carp featured on many of the commercial fisheries during the final hours of the tropical heat wave last week.

One of the biggest on an impressive list of monsters was a magnificent 40lb mirror from the Kingfisher Club Lake at Lyng.

The syndicate member who banked this beauty was local enthusiast Julian Bond, who was certainly stirred if not shaken by what was believed to be his personal best, to which he added another of 21lb during his memorable session.

Peter Vincent of Cromer came in with a 36lb mirror, Richard Minns of Caister and Martin Quick of Norwich both bagged mirrors just over 30lb, while others to record quality catches were Chris Bunn of Norwich (common 26lb 8oz), Simon Boseley, Reepham (mirror 27lb) and Richard Beasley, Dersingham (mirror 23lb and bream 11lb 8oz).

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At Swangey Lakes it was all action with Steven Webb of Norwich netting his personal best mirror carp at 30lb 8oz. Other city rods to score were Karl Wright, Norwich with two commons and mirror between 22lb and 26lb 8oz; Kevin Shacksmith, a common of 24lb and Malcolm Gunton, a mirror of 28lb.

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Attleborough regular Glen Hales bagged a quartet of mirrors from 21lb 4oz to 26lb 2oz.

Excellent tench were feeding on Taverham Lakes last week, the best reported a near 8lb specimen for Great Yarmouth's Darren Hardy while Suffolk's Adrian Freeman netted a 23lb 8oz mirror carp.

At Waveney Valley Suffolk regular Michael Strowger reeled in half a dozen big doubles headed by a mirror of 31lb while at Hall Farm, Burgh Castle, Gorleston's Mark McSweeney bagged four carp, the best a linear of 20lb 4oz.

Cobble Acre Fishery was in fine form especially for the mixed species in Amy's Lake where Taverham's Gordon Dixon netted numerous carp to 16lbs while others had tench up to 6lb.

Other tench waters to produce last week were the lakes at Gimingham, Hevingham and Lenwade Bridge, while bream catches have proved prolific at Haveringland and Gunton Park Lakes in North Norfolk.