Carp feared dead caught at 42lb 4oz

This stunning linear was feared dead by many anglers because it hadn’t been caught for over two years, but Myles Gibson proved it was still alive and well when he landed it at its best ever weight of 42lb 4oz.

Fishing to a long range spot on the Oxfordshire venue the Cheshire-based rod put his faith in CC Moore N-Gage XP boilies which he fished over a bed of whole and chopped baits and hemp.

He said: “This carp has to be one of the most stunning fish swimming in UK waters at present.”