Society News

What a busy two year it has been for the Northern Ireland Carp Anglers Society!   The addition of Glenvale brought with it a year of hard graft and unprecedented stockings prior to its opening in 2016. Looking back, Glenvale has been such a success, we’ve experienced massive growth rates and seen the stock progress to upper double and over 20lb in a very short space of time The current lake record is a Common called “The Edge” that came out at 24lb 10oz.  Without a doubt Glenvale has some of the best looking Carp in the UK & Ireland.   The success of Glenvale brought with it media attention, this resulted in a surge of membership applications, it was evident that we required another lake. The search was on for a new venture and it didn’t take long before we found a lake, Brookhall Trout Fishery or as it was to become Brookhall Carp Fishery. The Society acquired Brookhall Carp Fishery in the summer of 2016 and has spent a year working on it, building fences, cutting grass and installing gates. The chairman and wider team worked tirelessly in the background obtaining the money required to carry out a major stocking, in April 2017 Carp up to 21lb were introduced with an average weight of 13lb it was evident that Brookhall would be a very special carp fishery. The fish settled in nicely adopting well to the intense feeding programme, this resulted in huge growth rates and new lake record on opening day, a common called “Delilah at 24lb 12oz”.   All of the Society venues have had...