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Martin hits the jackpot!

Throughout the summer, many of the big the carp in Gingerbread Lake have stayed close to the dense weed beds for much of the time making them difficult to catch. The weed is now starting to die back making it easier to present baits to feeding fish. Lake regular Martin Knibbs chose a swim where he could cast between some large weed beds and went on to land over 300lbs of carp during a recent session. Martin’s exceptional catch included two mirrors each weighing 35lbs neither of which were named fish, a 32lb mirror, 6 fish over 20lbs and two upper doubles. Club chairman Neil Sampson landed a personal best common carp weighing 29lb 7oz too. His fish was caught on a boily fished over a bed of hemp.