20 fish haul topped with lake record

Ben Thompson enjoyed a dream session on Richworth Linear Fisheries’ St John’s Pool, landing no less than 20 carp including this new lake record common of 43lb 15oz.

The 21-year-old from Bridgewater in Somerset also landed fish of 36lb and three other fish which usually top the 30lb-barrier but were spawned out around the upper-twenty mark during his session on the Oxfordshire day-ticket venue.

All of his carp were taken on Essential Baits Shellfish B-5 boilies which he mounted on size 6 Korda Wide Gape hooks and 20lb N-Trap hooklinks.