A marginal spot just a yard from the bank produced this 23lb mirror in frozen conditions for Carl Carlucci.
The 46-year-old from Chelmsford had been targeting the Main Lake at nearby Fryerning Fisheries, but switched his attentions to the Car Park Lake to bag the fish in the snow.
“I’d spent a night on the Main Lake, but when I saw the snow had fallen overnight I thought it’d be fun to catch a snow carp, so baited a few spots on the Car Park Lake before first light, had some breakfast and then checked on the spots.
“The fish came just 10 minutes after casting out! Happy days!”
Carl used DT Cold Water boilies and rigs tied with Fox and Kryston items.