47lb mirror carp is new Cottington Lakes venue record

John Castle broke the Cottington Lakes’ venue record with the capture of this 47lb mirror during a 72 hour session.

Fishing tight to a clump of reeds in the margins of Pepper Lake on the Kent day-ticket complex, the Cornwall-based 70-year-old baited up with 10 Mainline Cell boilies and a bed of mixed particles.

He backed up his new personal best with a 22lb common and beat both fish with rigs comprising size 7 Nash Fang hooks and 15lb Korda N-Trap Soft coated braid hooklinks.