45lb mirror carp completes the puzzle on Monument 2

45lb mirror carp completes the puzzle on Monument 2

by Chris Haydon |
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Ben Eley smashed his personal best on a recent session at RH Fisheries’ Monument 2 by banking a giant 45lb mirror known as ‘Jigsaw’.

'Jigsaw' at 45lb from Monument 2

The stunning carp fell to a solid bag rig presented over a spod mix of maize and 15mm RH Baits Old English boilies, in an area the fish were showing consistently.

“My bobbin started to drop back slightly, a very weird take and not a screamer,” Ben told Angling Times.

“I struck into it and knew it was something big, my heart was racing as it felt like I was dragging in a big snag.

“It took me about 15 minutes before I got sight of it, and I was shocked as I knew it was Jigsaw.”

Luckily Ben’s brother-in-law Tom was on hand with the net, as the fish went into the mesh at the first time of asking.

“My legs went to jelly,” Ben said.

“It’s such a stunning carp and the fish of a lifetime for me – one I will never forget.”

A stunning Monument 2 mirror carp
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