CARP-CATCHING machine Terry Hearn set a new river personal best with this pristine 36 lb 1 oz common carp.

Terry targets the lower free River Thames during autumn and until the big ‘un hadn’t he hadn’t accounted for a 30 from the venue.

Terry, who’s magic has brought numerous 40s and 50s from lakes far and wide, fished a snowman rig of Dynamite Baits’ Savoury Spice boilie, designed by himself, fished over a bed of matching freebies.

The former British record holder is one of a plethora of top names to appear at The Carp Society’s Winter Show at Sandown Park, Esher, Surrey, on Saturday November 27 and Sunday, November 28.

Visit www.thecarpsociety.com or call 013627 253959 for further details, and don’t miss the preview in next week’s Angler’s Mail.

For the full stunning picture, check out this week’s Angler’s Mail magazine, out today, Tuesday, November 16.