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Ghost Carp (3 min read)

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Gary Jefferies

Founder & Owner of: Fiction is Food

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Stories and Writing Writer


On 16 June 1980, Chris Yates smashed the U.K. carp record with a 51.5 lb. leviathan from Redmire Pool in Herefordshire, England. For years, as a young inbetweener in the late 80’s, the awe of super-sized carp remained an elusive fantasy, with captures of significantly smaller fish restricted to all things under 5 lb. Big fish were the stuff of dreams, full of magic and unattainable mystery; at least until we found Crakemarsh Pool. An old estate lake sat in the grounds of an ancient, abandoned manse crumbling in neglect and despair. One of those places that ooze yesteryear, in surroundings filled with pre-history, barrows, and Roman settlements. Where time bleeds into the present reminding us of its unstoppable march forwards deleting the past. Continue reading Ghost Carp (3 min read)

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