Last-minute 39lb mirror carp

This last-gasp 39lb mirror fell to Darren Belton as he was packing up from an overnighter. 

The Kent rod endured a wet and blank night before seeing fish close to an island on the morning of his departure.

The Greys-backed angler said: “I soon had my rigs cast to the spot, and was literally packing my gear on to the barrow when one of the rods was away. It was a slow plodding fight and I knew it was a good fish.”

Darren fish Mainline Hybrid and Clockwork Orange baits on a snowman rig.

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