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Byline: Barry James

THE Engine is warming up and big bags of carp could soon start coming out of Earlswood Lakes' famous pool after a largely dormant past couple of months.

The buoyant switch-on follows a bumper haul from the record-breaking Engine by Birmingham builder Arthur Powell.

Fishing a four-hour pleasure session, the Warstock matchman pulled in approximately 140lb of carp on the method feeder, the best weighing to 7lb, over four hours.

Powell's performance was watched by Earlswood bailiff John Howse, who said: 'Arthur's a regular here but he usually fishes the Yachter pool for bream. Landing so many carp was a great move for him and shows me that the fish are on the feed again.'

Another group hoping for decent weather today will be the top club and international sides competing in the Sensas International Challenge at Birmingham's Salford Park (11am-3pm).

Two England sides will clash with French teams plus some of the country's most successful club squads including Essex County, Dorking, Shakespeare and Starlets.

Open match winners this week include Tony Robinson (Sheldon) with 25-8-0, peg 20 on the Bridge pool at Blythe Waters, and, at the same venue, Norman Davis (Stirrup Cup) topped the starlets Veterans open with 26-11-0, also from peg 20 on the Bridge.

Looking ahead, two important matches are being staged at Moorlands Farm. On March 29, the Jack Purchase Ultimate League semi-finals will be decided and two days later there's a Purchase Children's Charity Open.
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Publication:Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, England)
Date:Mar 10, 2002
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