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Adam Penning catches two for 83lb

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Adam Penning has been a Fryerning member for some time now, but in the past hasn't been able to fish these magical waters as much as he would of liked.

Here he tells the story of how he came to catch his first UK brace of fourties:

"Having decided to tackle an out and out big fish venue this year, the action has been slow, in fact I have never caught less during the spring!

Unfavourable weather conditions and a huge natural lader for the fish to feed upon were certainly making the fishing tricky.

The only way forward was to tough it out and keep going, always making sure I got as close to the fish as possible. Sooner or later it had to happen after all, carp have to eat don’t they!

A gorgous 35lb 2oz Mirror, My first Fryerning fish of 2017 

With just an hour to go on my three night session, with everything packed up, I got the bite I had been waiting for which appeared in the shape of a stunning 40.4 linear mirror.

Stunning;The Stripe at 40lb 4oz

No sooner had I slipped it into a sling than the other rod (which was on a totally different spot) connected me to a very hard fighting fish that for a while I was sure must be one of the few catfish that live in there. After perhaps 25 minutes it rolled and I saw it was a another mirror and a big one too! This fish weighed 42.15 and is one of the rarely caught ones, not having been out since last summer.

Mind Blowing The Emperor at 42lb 

Carp fishing is amazing - you can go from depression to exuberance in a matter of moments. One second I was thinking ‘what on earth do I need to do to get a bite?’ and the next I had two of them!!

My first UK brace of 40's caught within 5 minutes of each other

I will continue fishing at Fryerning in search of my first UK fifty pounder but I do realise that my next bite may be some way off yet!"

To be continued...