Is this the UK's biggest ghostie?

This huge ghost carp weighing 44lb 2oz was caught by professional angling coach, Andrew Ellis, from Lemington Lakes’ Bishops pool.

The fish has piled on over 23lb in the last eight years and is believed to be the biggest ghostie in the country.

The Gloucestershire-based rod used his own variation of a stiff-hinged rig, tied with 20lb Korda Mouthtrap and 18lb N-Trap along with a size 8 Choddy hook, to fool his new pb and a 31lb mirror.

“I am convinced that this fish will top the 50lb-barrier in the next few years,” said Andrew, who used a pop-up hookbait over 2kg of Dynamite Baits White Chocolate and Coconut boilies.