Strawberry Fields specimen banked at 48lb 8oz

Carl Milton bagged his first 40 from Strawberry Fields in the shape of the mirror known as Two Tone.

The 48lb 8oz specimen was part of a three-fish catch during a 60-hour session on the Kent venue.

Carl, a 31-year-old physiotherapist from East Sussex, said: “This was my first 40-pounder from the venue having caught 30 other smaller carp from there over the last few years.

“I was over the moon to catch a 40 from Strawberry Fields as it’s not an easy venue. I have been lucky that there are many very good anglers on the water and a very helpful owner who have helped me with various tips.”

The fish took a Nash Monster Squid boilie on a size-eight hook and 10lb line.