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Karl’s 41.8 is Biggest Carp of 2019

Karl’s 41.8 is Biggest Carp of 2019

A wet week after Storm Miguel, but Karl Barrett from Northampton, a regular visitor here, landed the heaviest carp to come out of the Moulin Lake in 2019 with this 41.8lbs mirror on 13 June, and followed it with a 29.8lbs grass carp PB – only the third time (2014 was the last) one of our growing pair of elusive ‘grassies’ has been caught here.

Karen’s New WLR of 35.4lbs!

Karen’s New WLR of 35.4lbs!

Big congrats to keen carper Karen Turner who was just thrilled to land our Women’s Lake Record on 12 May 2019 with this impressive 35lbs.4oz mirror - raising the record by 13lbs from Samantha Castle’s fine 34.7lbs mirror exactly 2 years ago in May 2017. This is now the fourth time the WLR has been broken since 2010.

More Tree Trouble!

More Tree Trouble!

Yet more tree trouble in early May 2019 as the huge top half of the big weeping-willow by the water outflow snapped clean off in the wind and plunged headlong into the Moulin Lake. Stuck deep in the silt with branches like a huge hand, it needed metal hawsers, the return of the big digger and chainsaw team, plus a lot of planning and advance debris clearing to finally haul it out.

Lake Netted Out in Autumn 2018

Lake Netted Out in Autumn 2018

Big and busy day in late October 2018 as the Moulin Lake was completely netted out by our expert French team. Great scenes again as the nets were laid out to the edges and then drawn in. More than 300kg of unwanted fish removed, mainly bream, but 60 plus carp taken out, weighed and checked ...one rogue hook removed, but otherwise all fit and healthy and set to be fed big time through to next March without competition.

Inlet Willow Falls Down!

Inlet Willow Falls Down!

One of the two large weeping-willows by the fresh water inlet snapped off at the base and fell into the Moulin Lake in late September 2018 after a heavy rainstorm. No carp harmed but quite an operation - needed a team with large digger and chainsaws to haul everything out and cut and clear up. Big thanks to Matt & Gerard!

Terry catches at 80 Years Young!

Terry catches at 80 Years Young!

Thrilled to land a 31lbs mirror in July 2017, Terry Birch is the oldest carp fisherman we’ve had here. The senior man by some distance in a retired group of four ‘Carping Coppers’ – all annual visitors from Kent, Terry was unable to lift the fish for the trophy photo – but his huge smile says it all!

Sam’s New WLR of 34.7lbs!

Sam’s New WLR of 34.7lbs!

Samantha Castle smashed the Moulin lake Women’s Record in May 2017, with a 34.7lbs mirror, beating by more than 6lbs our proud previous holder Joanne Turner’s 28.1lbs August 2016 catch. Sam, from Kent is one of an increasing number of really good women carpers, and was here again for a third visit with partner Mark Broadley as they banked 700lbs between them.

3 x 30 plus Banked in an Hour!

3 x 30 plus Banked in an Hour!

During arguably one of our best ever catching seasons on the Moulin lake, Dave Bennion from Preston broke both his PB’s for mirror and common as he landed three superb 30-plusses in an hour or so during a memorable afternoon in September 2016 on deck three.

Island Sallow Tree Collapses!

Island Sallow Tree Collapses!

Regular visitors may recall the large leaning sallow tree on the lake island edge. Already ear-marked for some severe Autumn pruning because of its size and weight, it beat us all to it in September 2016, split in half and all fell into the lake! Everything had to be hand-hauled in by metal hawser, then cut-up and carried off the island – a tiring 3-day job. Thanks Gerard for all the help and expertise!

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