Blackspot – Furzebray 45lb 12oz

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The carp known as Blackspot has been tempted from Furzebray at weight of 45lb 12oz. It was caught during the spring at a weight of 39lb 12oz a massive weight increase of 6lb. At this rate this carp and others in the lake could be nudging 50lb next year!

When I started carp fishing back in the early eighties such a water would have been unheard of in North Devon. Waters that contained such huge carp were spoken of in hushed tones and I would suggest that Furzebray now holds fish to almost match those at Redmire Pool in its glory days.

Pearly at 29lb 10oz – Another Furzebray Beauty

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Steve Pinn is now part of CR Baits and enjoyed recent success at Furzebray banking a fine carp known as Pearly at 29lb 10oz
With everything packed away except for rods and bed I was resigned to my fate of blanking but thought I’d give it another hour. Then out of the blue this beast, a fish known as ‘Pearly’ came along. To say I’m chuffed is an understatement. She went a spawned out 29lb 10oz not quite the elusive 30 but what the heck.
As is the norm these days, CR Baits 12mm pastels (white) did the job on the trusty Ronald Mc Don’ over CR1 chops and particle.
Great angling Steve and thanks for the report.

Some Furzebray Crackers

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Some stunning fish have been banked at Furzebray now that the carp have finished spawning.

(Below) 33lb 12oz mirror from Willow Lake a new lake record!

(Below) Mark Downing with a stunning 21lb 12oz home grown mirror from the Lawns.. This is one of 5 for Mark last night which included the leather at 30+

(Below) Glen Stanton with two crackers from the Island lake before spawning, The rudd mouth linear at 29+ and Measles at 34+

(Below)Chris Bissett also fished on the Copse last week and banked some lovely fish including a 29lb 12oz and a 20+ Zip.