The big fish came out to play for the final of this year’s British Carp Cup at Branston Water Park in Staffordshire.
Three thirties were caught and two anglers broke their personal bests in the 48-hour event, which pits the winners of the Northern, Southern and Midlands Carp Cups against each other.
The title was won by experienced pair Callum Gutteridge and Karl Palmer, who landed five fish for 107lb 3oz.
Ashley Izzard and Darren Pearse came second with two fish for 56lb 14oz, including a 32lb 9oz mirror for Darren.
Paul Butler and Kevin Durling, who stormed into an early lead, came third with three fish for 52lb 2oz.
All the fish came during daylight hours, including a 32lb 14oz common to Ricky Dummer, fishing with his brother Billy. In all, 17 carp were caught at the 29-acre gravel pit at an average of over 18lb.
This year’s team event was won at a canter by DNA Baits, who had three pairs in the final.