Giant carp from tough stillwater

Jon McAllister’s incredible season has continued with the capture of this superb 47lb mirror from a difficult Berkshire stillwater.

The 38-year-old tiler from Kent regularly baited an area of the lake with 4kg of Nashbaits Scopex Squid Liver Plus a week and eventually tempted the specimen known as ‘Bruno’ with a Nashbaits White Chocolate pop-up.

He told AT: “I saw a fish roll close to my spot then half an hour later received a drop back take. The fish came in slow and heavy as it got covered in weed. It eventually shook enough of the weed off so that I could net it.”

Jon's winning rig consisted of a coated braid hooklink and a size 4 Korda Longshank hook.

The huge mirror is now the fifth carp over 45lb which in-form Jon has banked this season.