A soaking... a winning bet... and a 46lb carp best

The highs and lows of carp fishing were summed up in an extraordinary session for Dan Johannessen.
During an eventful stay at Eric’s Willows Lake in Yorkshire, the Hull rod caught one of the water’s biggest fish, only for it to escape from the net before it could be weighed or photographed.
Amazingly, he dusted himself off to land a 40lb common, followed by a £1,400 betting win and then a 46lb leather.  
Dan, who fished peg 19, banked a 37lb leather and a stockie on his first night, then a 3.30am take and subsequent boat battle on day three kicked off the drama.
“I started to row back to my swim, knowing I had one of the big commons. I got the sling into the water and collapsed the landing net, but there was weed at the end of it. It pulled the net into the water and the fish escaped. I tried to grab the fish and went head-first into the water, feeling the huge common slip through my fingers.”
Dan’s next bite at 8.15am resulted in a common of exactly 40lb. Next, on his girlfriend’s advice, he put a bet on the football and won £1,400 and finally, at 7.30am, he caught the Steve Turner Fish at 46lb to set a new personal best and cap a remarkable few days.