Richworth Linear Fisheries carp record broken

The Richworth Linear Fisheries carp record has been broken for the second time in a month with James Williams’ capture of this 47lb mirror from St John’s Lake on the Oxfordshire complex.

The huge specimen known as the Big Plated also smashed the Lancashire-based rod’s previous personal best of 29lb 11oz.

Fishing to a heavily spodded area at 80yds range he offered a 10mm Mainline Baits Cell boilie on a size 8 Korda Kurv Shank hook and a 15lbb Korda Super Natural hooklink, and he also banked two upper doubles during his trip.