30lb 8oz ghost carp falls during night session

An overnight session on a big Oxfordshire gravel pit gave Mark Young a 30lb 3oz mirror carp and this 30lb 8oz ghostie.

The 30-year-old from nearby Littlemore fished a silt patch at 160 yards and rowed his hookbaits out, placing them 15ft apart in about 7ft of water.

The electrician got through 3.5kg of chopped and whole 16mm frozen Stick Krill boilies during his 16-hour session and used a matching White Ones pop-up as a hookbait.

He used 12lb E-S-P mainline and a multi rig of 30lb Korda N-trap and size 6 Rig It Tackle Chod hook with a 4oz lead.