First 50 Pounder Banked At Trident Lakes

Trident Lake's first ever anglers bank two of the carp lake's target mirrors at 52lb 4oz and 45lb 12oz.

Trident Lake testers set first lake record with a 52lb 4oz mirror. Their short fishing session also saw another of the lake's target fish out at 45lb 12oz. In total, they caught 1 x 50, 1 x 40, 4 x 30s and 8 x 20s over a 4 day period.

Mr H banked the biggest known carp at 52lb 4oz.
Mr H banked the biggest known carp at 52lb 4oz.
Ian Spencer caught the lake's first 40 at 45lb 12oz
Ian Spencer caught the lake's first 40 at 45lb 12oz

Fishing Tactics

Here's what the testers had to say: Most fish came from the bottom of the marginal shelf using boilies topped with fake corn and cast out with PVA bags of pellets. 2 of the 14 fish came from big beds of bait. We found quite a bit of weed growing on the bottom, so be prepared for that.

The majority of the carp were caught when conditions were cloudy and rainy. As soon as the sun came out the fishing slowed down.