Hunstrete giant falls during 24-hour match

The Bathampton Angling Association carp record has been broken by Les Walter with the capture of this 40lb 5oz mirror from Hunstrete Lake.

This fish was caught by the venue regular during a 24 hour carp match on the venue and is the first carp over the magical 40lb-barrier to be caught from any of the club’s waters.

Les said: “The fish took about 15 minutes to land after four powerful runs. She looked in good health and put up a good fight.”

His successful setup consisted of a single 18mm boilie on a size 6 barbless hook attached via a knotless knot to a Sufix Camo Skin hooklink.