New record for Linch Hill's Christchurch

A decade after its last lake-record fish died, Linch Hill’s Christchurch has produced a new biggest-ever carp in the shape of this 49lb mirror.

Daniel Smith caught the magnificent Oxfordshire mirror during a week-long session that also produced a 35lb common, a 31lb mirror and two twenties.

The Essex angler, who presented a Sticky Krill wafter over a large bed of boilies, maggots and pellets, said: “This fish broke the long-standing lake record which has stood since the days of Petals many years ago!

“It was a great way to cap a fantastic year, having already caught 12 thirties including eight over 35lb, of which two were 39lb-plus – Hartley’s and the Long Fish – and two different 40lb-plus commons!”

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