The RMC Frimley fishery is arguably one of the best carp waters in the country during the spring season and it has kicked off in style this season with both of the big commons Charlie and Charlie’s Mate being banked within days of each other at the prolific Surrey venue.

Mark Hayhurst and Charlie’s Mate

Mark Hayhurst is pictured with the glorious Charlie’s Mate at a new top weight of 35lb 6oz. The fish took an Activ-8 pop-up fished tight to the back of a gravel bar with twenty free offerings.

Pit 3 at Frimley is in riotous form at present and Camberley’s Mark Foden upped the venue record common carp weight with this capture of the fish known as Charlie at 35lb 12oz.

Truly one of the best looking commons in the country the scale-perfect Charlie picked up a Tails Up Protavit Liver boilie from a gravel patch behind a weedbed on the 15-acre lake.

Colin Davidson, top angling journalist and regular contributor of the Carp World column on the RMC website has bagged a Frimley whacker on his second visit to the top Surrey venue.

Mark Foden and Charlie
Having landed a 20lb common on his first trip a fortnight ago Colin returned and settled on an area overlooking one of the main gravel bars. Three hours on the spod resulted in a big bed of pellet, corn and hemp along the bar to which Colin cast Ocean Fresh boilies, two onto the main patch of feed and the third into open water adjacent to the feed.

The open water bait was the one to go and after a tense, plodding fight Colin netted what he described as “The best looking common I have ever seen, let alone caught!” The common was the one known as Charlie and it registered 35lb 10oz in weight.

Bream Too…

In addition to the big carp Colin was also delighted to land one of Frimley’s big bream in the shape of an excellent specimen of 11lb 6oz.

Colin Davidson and his 11.6 bream
Colin targeted the bream with one of his rods and with a good shoal of fish rolling around his baited patch he was a little unlucky to just take the one.

The bream are largely neglected by the carp anglers who fish Frimley but the lakes on the complex are amongst the most consistent producers of double-figure bream in the entire RMC Angling portfolio.

Frimley really is in fine form at the moment and is well worth a visit during the prime spring months for a variety of species. If you fancy a crack at Frimley during the spring you can purchase a Spring Permit by visiting the RMC website.

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