A TOP carp match has produced over 7,000 lb of carp to the 25 competing pairs – but at a cost of over £10,000 of bait!

The first semi-final of the British Carp Angling Championships, at a prolific West Midlands venue named in this week’s AM magazine, saw 879 carp matted for a total weight of 7,075 lb.

Winners were favourites and Mainline Baits-backed Pete Holehouse and Ian Huntington from Blackpool, Lancashire, who alone had 124 fish between them for 1,023 lb.

For details of all the top pairs plus some brilliant pictures check out this week’s Angler’s Mail magazine.