THE holder of the Scottish bream record scored a stunning English catch with a 40 lb 10 oz leather carp from top northern venue, Erics Willows Lake, North Yorkshire.

leather carp

Simon Harbottle was on his first session for over two months and with not much time left a big fish showed at 70 yards  where his cast got the big result.

Simon’s 14 lb bream from Castle Loch, Lochmaben was caught back in 2007 and remains No.1 north of the border.

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