DAVE FARMER has been having a good run and topped a good campaign with this fine 46 lb 12 oz mirror – his 20th 40 lb carp caught here in the UK.

The latest 40 lb carp – all 46 lb 12 oz of it –  fell to an Individual Baits TNT Steamies boilies over hemp and sweetcorn on an overnight session.

Teston, Kent-based Dave explained: “I’ve been waiting for a few weeks for more carpy weather to come in.

“After applying a few Spombs of bait over my chosen spot I positioned my rods. My mate arrived and started chatting.

“Within minutes I saw a good fish roll over my rod. Then I had a liner. My mate missed it of course and he thought I was pulling his leg as only three carp had been out in three weeks.”

Lifting bobbin signals 40 lb carp

“Then my bobbin lifted up pulling into the alarm. I was straight into it and he still seemed in disbelief, and he thought it was a bream.

“But it was then obvious I was attached to a carp and after a few good minutes it was ready for the net!

“Upon lifting it out of the water I instantly recognised it as one of the rarer ones – I was ecstatic. It was a total result,” he said.

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