New fishery record for Frimley Pit 3 with 49lb common carp

Scott Sullivan has completed his incredible year on Frimley Pit 3 in style with the capture of Charlie’s Mate at new fishery record weight of 49lb 10oz.

On his previous session the 29-year-old from Reigate in Surrey had landed a heavily scaled mirror of 39lb and a 35lb common so was eager to return to the 11-acre venue.

Arriving on the Saturday morning, Scott set up in a swim which allowed him to target a slightly deeper, silty area of the lake where he had a feeling the fish were holding up.

He said: “I used a throwing stick to spread 1.5kg of 15mm Obsession Carp Baits Nut Mix boilies over the area after casting out three matching cork ball pop-ups on chod rigs.

“The night was uneventful, but at 6.45am I received a slow take and after a good scrap I had my target fish in the net. At 49lb 10oz it was not only a new personal best common for myself but also a new lake and complex record. It was my 48th fish from the venue since April this year and really was the cherry on the cake,” he added.

Scott constructed his chod rigs with size 6 G-Force Straight Point hooks and 15lb ESP Stiff Rig Bristle Filament.