An old quarry containing fewer than 10 fish produced this 23lb 2oz common for Ross Haselwood.
The carp was taken from the challenging 80ft-deep venue on just half an 18mm boilie, fished without any free offerings.
Ross said: “I was fishing the top of a shelf with just a single hookbait and hooked the fish at about 8.30pm. After a truly epic battle that lasted 30 minutes I was well and truly chuffed to bits with this fish.
“She’s an old girl and was worth the rain, the dangerous trek to the cliff face and getting wet while running for the rod!”