‘Pirate’ of a Great Ouse common sails in at 28lb

Dave Little edged ever closer to his goal of a 30lb river common carp with this 28-pounder.
The 30Plus-backed angler caught the fish from the Great Ouse during an overnight session.
He said: “A slow-sounding alarm had led me to believe a bream was at large, but after a heavy battle, and heavy tugging on the line, it was obvious a river carp was responsible. Like a pirate captain it was blind in one eye, pouring bags of character into the fish.
“Its flanks were scaled like a chequers board – it was a perfect example of an Ouse carp, with a dark back and golden belly.”