Small pit yields 31lb 12oz mirror carp

Fresh from banking an unknown 40lb common a Cambridgeshire gravel pit, Marcus Fretwell has turned his attentions to a smaller water and continued his run of good form.

This 31lb 2oz mirror was caught alongside a 20lb common during the 25-year-old scaffolder’s first overnighter at the venue.

He said: “This was a 24-hour visit to a new lake for me, a little two-acre Cambridgeshire pit. I walked round the lake and saw the fish feeding in the margins, so got the rods set up and fished to a weed bed just five yards out on a naked chod rig with a Sticky Krill pop-up.

“Within half an hour I had a take and it was a 20lb common. When the second rod ripped off it was one of the better ones, a 31lb 2oz mirror!”

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