46lb 4oz mirror ends run of 27 blank nights

A run of 27 nights without a bite came to a welcome end for Gaz Jones when he landed this personal best 46lb 4oz mirror carp known as The Black Pig from St Ives Lagoon in Cambridgeshire.

The fish was caught from an area of fresh weed at 102yds where he’d seen a couple of carp showing and he baited the spot with 3kg of 15mm Dynamite Baits The Source boilies.

It is the first carp which he has caught from the low-stock venue this year and is his sixth UK forty.