Boilies tempt 39lb mirror carp

This cracking 39lb 4oz mirror was the highlight of a two fish catch for Ian Warner during a 48 hour session on a southern venue.

The 46-year-old Kent-based telecoms engineer caught a fish of 29lb 1oz on the first night of the trip after offering Denham Baits’ 16mm Element boilies snowman style over just 10 free offerings.

He said: “This was my first fish from the venue since November 10 so was extremely welcome. Things got even better, though, on the Saturday morning when the same tactics produced an even bigger fish of 39lb 4oz. To say I was happy was an understatement!”