Mar-Peche lake record carp for Bill Phillips

On a recent session at Mar-Peche in France, Bill Phillips broke the venue record with this huge 78lb 15oz mirror carp.

The 62-year-old Wiltshire-based retired production manager broke his pb by over 23lb with the impressive specimen, which he fooled with a brazil nut tipped with a piece of fake corn.

This was fished in a weedy bay at 40yds range on a long 3ins hair on a size 8 Korda Wide Gape hook and a 20lb Kryston Super-Silk hooklink over a bed of hemp and nuts.

The all-important bite came on the last night of his week session and after weeding him up solid he eventually netted his prize after going out in a boat.