Ive fished on my birthday which is new years eve on several occasions before and a birthday carp has to my recollection always eluded me but this time as it was going to be different just as it started to get dark my right rod let out a few blleps and i was in, turned out to be an 18.8 LB common nice birthday present for sure. After this things were looking hopefull for m/nightonwards anyway there were no more signs of anything fish wise, when at midnight as were about to reel in and re-cast there was an almighty whoosh and bang from further down the lake, some one had put out a large raft and was launching a massive amount of fireworks from it, didn't rush to recast till the fireworks stopped, with the phone calls to them that matter out of the way we recast, we were thinking that the fireworks would be the kiss of death but within ten minutes of them stopping the carp started mving in the swim it must have woken them up!
James got the first one at 12.49 and it went 20.2 LB to say we were pleased would be an understatement, anyway the results for the rest of the night went as follows:
James 3 AM 14.00Lb
James 3.45AM 17.12Lb
Me 4.19AM 16.9 Lb
Me 5.55AM 20.4 Lb
Me 7.33AM 13.4 Lb
We fished on till around 11.30 am and then headed home.