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Last Updated: 11th July 2012

After visiting Grenville lake in Cambridgeshire last year I really looked forward to my return trip this year! An unfavourable high-pressure system and northerly wind wind didn’t fill me with much hope though. However, the six-day session produced a total of 10 fish, including two over 30lb, and that was my main aim, to catch a UK thirty. So to land two during my visit made me extremely happy.

The first two days produced two carp, a 20lb 10oz common and a scaly mirror of 14lb.  By day three all remainded fairly quite with some fish showing at range untill the late afternoon when my right-hand rod ripped off. That bite produced the first thirty, a mirror of 32lb 9oz. The action continued through th ehours of darkness as I landed two fish, the first at 26lb 9oz and the second of 24lb 2oz.

The follow day was very quiet and no fish were caught anywhere around the lake. Having taken a walk around  the 72-acre carp mecca, I spotted some fish showing at  range from Peg 12. By this time a strong westerly wind was blowing into the swim, so I decided to move. After baiting up a bit with some Chinese Take-Away pellets  and casting out the first rod it didn’t take long before the alarm was screaming. The result was a new UK PB of 34lb 9oz.

While photographing that fish my second rod was away. After a couple of minutes I managed to land an 29lb 9oz mirror. The night produced fish of 20lb, 19lb 7oz and small common. As a verry happy man I stocked all my fishing gear into the van and  drove back home.

Alain Servaes



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