Brothers Sean and Michael Trafford had a trip to remember when they fished Etang Le Fays, which is a specialist carp lake in the picturesque Champagne-Ardennes region of France, writes Andy Webber.

The pair went on the trip with their father, Mick, and although it proved tough, the brothers both landed memorable carp from the lake.

Sean, who lives in Kidlington and works for J&K Tackle at Bicester, manged to land only one carp, but it was a monster 59lb 9oz mirror that proved a personal best.

Younger brother Michael, who goes to Gosford Hill School in Kidlington, managed two fish, a mirror weighing in at a hefty 36lb 8oz and a huge common going 50lb.

Poor old dad, who has been fishing in France for about ten years, suffered a blank!

With the tough conditions, only a few fish showed as the trio had to put up with heavy rain and thunderstorms.

Sean cast a double 14mm Cell boilie tight to an overhanging free, which was about 70 yards out on an island.

He fed 40 freebies each time he cast and used a 20lb Suffix Camo Skin hook link tied to a size eight Korda Kurv Shank hook.

Michael, on the other end, used 20mm Dynamite Source boiles placed in a gully around 60 yards out.

He used 20lb Suffix Heavy Skin hook link tied to a size eight Korda Wide Gap hook and fed 15mm, 20mm boilies plus pellets.

Wheatley Fly fishing Club fished their final competition of the season at Busheyleaze.

Pete Robinson managed to catch a limited bag of four fish (including a brown trout of 3.10.05 to become the club champion on a day where 41 fish were caught.

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