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Martin sets a new lake record!

Fisheries officer Martin Crouch enjoyed two hectic sessions at BHAA’s New Road Lake including setting a new official lake record when he landed a 31lb 2oz mirror carp. During his first overnight session he had seven takes landing all seven fish. They included the new record fish and mirrors weighing 24lb 14oz, 22lb 4oz, 19lb 8oz and three doubles. Also, he caught a 20lb 2oz common carp. A return visit to the venue proved to be an even more hectic affair when during a 24-hour session Martin landed 8 more carp including mirrors weighing 21lb 4oz, and 22lb 14oz and a big common weighing 25lb 3oz. The remaining fish were all doubles. John Murphy struggled to find the carp but was well pleased to land a 10lb 2oz bream on his last visit of the week.