Sticky Krill nets 27lb 9oz common carp

Sandhurst has a reputation as one of the UK’s best winter carp venues and with fish like this cracking 27lb 9oz common on offer it’s easy to see why.

The impressive specimen was caught by Chris Beasley who baited up a silty area at 60yds range on the Yateley day-ticket water with around 20 16mm Sticky Krill freezer baits.

The 27-year-old from Thatcham said: “As the day went on I saw two fish show to the right of my swim and then at 6am the following morning I received a blistering take. Nothing else got caught that night and only one other fish came out in the three days I was there.”

Chris presented a 15mm White Chocolate pop-up on a size 6 JRC 360 hook and a 20lb Korda IQ2 hooklink.