John and Jim's French catches.....Report and Photos

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John and Jim's French catches.....Report and Photos

Post by silver fox on Sun Sep 12, 2010 3:57 pm

Jim and I got back from our visit to 3 Iles fishery totally exhausted after an amazing weeks fishing where between us we banked 49 carp and lost several having around 60 takes, that's an average of a take every 3 hours. 24/7 extreme fishing!!
I landed the first two carp within two hours of casting out. A 31 and a 29, both mirrors. A good start. Jim then lost his first two takes and I consoled him saying he'd soon start landing them. Next take he had and 45 minutes later his first carp of the week, but not any old carp, a new PB! A massive common of 50lb 12oz! After that as they say the rest is history as Jim went on to land 32 carp in total with his 50 and four other fish over 40lb. Trust me to wind him up by catching the first two of the week! I weighed in with 17 myself mainly low 30s and upper 20s. My first 50 still eludes me but maybe next year!

A massive thank you to Mike of "Black Market Baits" and Dean of "Coventry Carp Leads" for supplying us with top quality bait and leads. We got through 80kg of "Lucky 13" and a lead a fish as the rules and weed dictate!

What can we say; top bait, top leads, "mad for it" fish and very lucky anglers!?
Tight Lines,
John and Jim.

Below is a selection of our captures, hope you enjoy............


View at dusk from our swim


50lb 12oz PB common "Nuff said!"


1st fish of session a 31

2nd 40+ common

Upper 20 slate grey mirror

Posing with an upper 30 for Andreas and Mario our two German friends

"All steamed up!" Jack Duckworth appreciation society

Another 40+ common
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Like buses the 40s keep coming!
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And yet another 30! Send us a forty or 50 jim!

another Redskin bites the dust!

This was my personal best last year at 45 but a 43 this year!

A 29 in the hot afternoon sun
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Post by carpsy04 on Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:46 am

what a week boys massive hats off to both of you man there's some right stunners and chunks there thanks John for putting the report on WICKED!!!! too say that Jim looks small against that common is an under statment very well done James... as Keith would say tidy darts butt...

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Post by Lucky-13 on Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:55 am

Yep too right! I was kept updated daily so I was with you all the way. I just cant imagine so many big fish. Unbelievable angling on a real gem of a water!

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Post by jimbo on Mon Sep 13, 2010 6:48 pm

Well done for the great post John, I know it nearly killed u! Must say a big THANKYOU!!!! To a fabulous ghillie/photographer and netsman, and truly a great fishing mentor, I'd be lost without you, I mean it. Amazing week, if not a little exhausting. Cheers all c u soon.
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Post by coventrycarpleads on Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:28 pm

Well done lads great week , glad the leads did the job for ya Very Happy
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