An overnight session on the Carp Society’s Farriers Lake produced this mint common for Duncan Arrandale.
The Worcestershire angler banked the 33lb 2oz specimen shortly after dawn from a clear spot in the weed 40 yards out.
Duncan, who baited the spot with a kilo of whole and chopped Mistral i40 boilies, said: “Having just got the rods in before dark I had a couple of liners on my right-hand rod, so went to bed feeling confident.
“Just on dawn I received a couple more liners on the right-hand rod, then at 7am it was the left-hand rod that tightened up and was away. This well-proportioned common was the culprit – just in time for me to pack up ready for work.”
Duncan fooled the fish on a hinged stiff rig.