Huge 49lb 12oz mirror carp caught from Ringwood gravel pit

Steve Battle has caught his second 49lb-plus UK carp in the form of this huge 49lb 12oz mirror carp from a 55-acre gravel pit in Ringwood, Hampshire.

The 31-year-old fished to an area of sparse weed at 120yds range and had success with a snowman rig consisting of a CC Moore N-Gage XP bottom bait and pop-up over 2kg of freebies.

The massive mirror carp beat his previous personal best of 49lb 8oz which he caught from the same venue in 2009.

For the full details see next week’s Angling Times which is on sale Tuesday July 5.