Two thames grassies for 48lb

Catching one grass carp from the River Thames is a rare feat so you can imagine Roman Vann’s delight when he banked a brace for a combined weight of 48lb!

The Hampshire-based angler fished double 20mm boilies over the top of a bed of maize, maples and tiger nuts to deter the bream – which certainly paid-off in the early hours of the morning.

He said: “The smaller one came first at 4am and after slipping it into the retainer and recasting the rod i rolled a celebratory cigarette, but didn’t have time to smoke it as the rod was off again!

“A brace of river grassies for 48lb…I was lost for words.”

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