First pictures of huge river carp

This is the picture of the stunning 36lb 8oz river carp banked by Jonathan Taylor just hours into the new season.

He took the fish from the Cam, tempting it on a Dynamite Sardine & Anchovy bottom bait that had been soaked in the matching liquid attractant and fished snowman style with a 15mm Dynamite Coconut Cream Fluro Pop-up.

It was the highlight of a session that also included 100lb of bream.

“The peg was solid with weed from bank to bank but was raked prior to pre-baiting with boilies,” Jonathan told

“I fished pretty much under the rod tip with slack lines, everything locked up and the lead set so that it would come off as soon as a fish took the bait.”

*To find out how Jonathan set about catching the fish, and to enter an exclusive Dynamite Baits competition, see next week’s Angling Times, on sale Tuesday 28th June.