Huge 38lb carp caught by design on fly fishing tactics

Flyfishing for carp is a rapidly growing area of the sport, and it’s easy to see why with spoils like this 36lb common on offer. 

The impressive fish was caught by Roger Still picture right who, after spotting two carp in the weeds at a lake in Norfolk, coaxed them into open water with a handful of floating dog biscuits, before getting them to take a deerhair fly pattern.

The antiques dealer, who lives near Bury St Edmunds, in Suffolk, used an 8/9 weight Sage travel rod with floating line and a 13lb fluorocarbon leader to beat the

“It took me about two hours to coax the fish out from the weeds, but it was well worth it because the fly had instant success,” Roger told Angling Times.