Linear's biggest common banked

The biggest common carp at Linear Fisheries has been banked at a top weight of 46lb 12oz.

The fish, from the 26-acre Oxlease Lake, was caught at the Oxfordshire venue last week by Peter Blanks.

The 56-year-old Essex angler offered sweetcorn hookbaits over a bed of Tails Up pellets at 40 yards range and used Harrison rods, ESP mainline and a 15lb Korda N-Trap hooklink attached to a size 10 Korda Kurv Shank hook.

Chris Blunt, Linear’s fishery officer, said: “The big fish set a new lake record for Oxlease and a complex record for commons. It was weighed on two sets of scales by fishery head bailiff Roy Parsons.”