Huge 47lb common banked on second vist to the Wintons complex

Terry Millward obliterated his personal best with the capture of one of the largest common carp in the country.
The 36-year-old roofer caught The Pretty One from the Wintons complex at a top weight of 47lb 4oz during a rain-lashed session.
Tackling the Kingfisher Lake on only his second visit to the East Sussex venue, Terry caught the specimen just four hours after casting out and bettered his previous best by nearly 25lb.
He said: “I am still buzzing now; it was such an incredible moment. It gave me a half-hour battle and just didn’t want to come in.
“When it came into the margins I saw a big tail come up and it was a bit like the whale from Free Willy! I thought ‘blimey, this is huge’.
“Once I realised how big it was I played it as easily as possible, I just didn’t want to lose it.”
The Bexley Heath angler had blanked on his first visit to the lake days earlier but witnessed a 38lb 12oz common come from the Socket swim, so targeted this area on his return.
Terry fished into the corner of the peg with Mainline Cell pop-ups surrounded by a small scattering of matching freebies. His rigs featured Korda Kaptor hooks and Nash Missing Link hooklengths.