Nene Valley forty for Aaron Mason

Aaron Mason has caught his third UK 40lb-plus carp with this 45lb 4oz common known as Cut Tail from a tricky Nene Valley syndicate water.

The Warwickshire-based carper baited a spot at 30yds with around 20 freebies and cast a Premier Baits Quad hookbait over the top.

Following a powerful fight he beat his prize with a size 6 Drennan Barbel Specialist hook and a 25lb Atomic Tackle Jel-E-Wyre hooklink.

Aaron told Angling Times: “It is a really special capture for me because not only is it my third UK forty, it is also my first common over the magical 40lb barrier.