Temperatures rose on Sunday and hey presto the carp began to feed. It was certainly noticeable at Tunnel Barn Farm, where the open on Extension and New Pools saw the best two weights for ages.

Mosella’s Dave James topped the 53-strong field after drawing peg 21 on Extension and weighing in 136-4-0 of F1s on pole and pellet over groundbait. Second placed Paul Yates had his 126-1-0 net from New Pool peg 35 and there were another six weights over 75lb in an excellent match.