Oliver Wells lands a 40-04 Common
The second Cherry Lake 40lb+ Common forhim
Thursday 16 March 2023
Whilst the headline is about Oliver Wells landing a fabulous 40-04 Cherry Lake Common, I could not resist leading this update with Darren Greenhalgh's picture of a 7-11 'Goldfish' Mirror from Cherry Mere. This amazing and very lucky Carp is not a Goldfish, but a home grown Mirror Carp with amazing golden colours. The fact that it survived being eaten by the Perch, Kingfishers and Cormorants as it was growing is amazing. A freak of nature out-foxing its predators in a freakish way.
Darren's angling wife, Keely, also got in on the act during their stay in Pochard Lodge, landing several PB's including a 26lb Common. Well done to you both on a good first visit to Cherry Lakes.
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Oliver Wells last session was a fantastic one despite the on-going cold conditions including a number of overnight frosts. I thought his capture of 'The Peach' at 36-10 and a 35-08 Mirror was fantastic enough (see my last Latest News post). Well he trumped himself! He went on to catch some 14 Carp including a Common of 40-04 during his stay in Osprey Lodge. Well done Oliver. What a trip!
The big Common was Oliver's second Cherry Lake Common over 40lb having previously caught the Scuff at 42-05. Funnily enough I included a picture of 'The Scuff' in my last update. Who knows Oliver, if you catch 'The Patch', the biggest Common in Cherry Lake, you would then claim a hat-trick of 40lb Commons. See you again!
This Common was caught in January by footballer Cameron Brannaghan at 41lb. This is obviously a big carp which readily feeds even when the water is very cold!
Barry Blackman returned with his wife Abbie to Cherry Lakes last week and chose to stay in Kingfisher Lodge on Cherry Springs. The fishing was slow to start (cold with a bitter northerly wind) but picked up during his stay. He kindly sent me a brief report outlining his catch
''Kingfisher 10 - 13 th March
2 x 15
2 x 19
Wished I'd stayed''
The 20lb Common is pictured above and his biggest, a lovely Mirror of -04 s pictured below.
Well done Barry. We hope to see you and Abby again soon.