One of the biggest carp in the country banked at 52lb 8oz

Showing off one of the largest carp in the country in crisp sunshine, this image of Chris Hellyar is a picture of early spring.

The fish, known as The Gurm, weighed 52lb 8oz and came from the Main Lake at Essex’s Fryerning Fisheries during a 24-hour session in last week’s bright conditions.

Basildon rod Chris saw a single fish show close to a snag in the Box swim and cast a single TG Tandoori Garlic pop-up to it. An hour and half later he was rewarded with the biggest fish in the lake.

The 27-year-old BT engineer presented his bait on a hinged stiff rig incorporating 20lb Korda Mouth Trap and an Atomic Chodda hook.

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