DARREN HILTON nabbed a new PB with this fine 50 lb 8 oz common carp from a local syndicate lake and added a 28 lb 8 oz fully-scaled mirror using Creamy Toffee boilies.

The 44-year-old from Harrietsham, Kent, said: “Buzzing wasn’t the word, and now my time is done there, as the lake holds nothing that hasn’t graced the cradle.

“What a couple of years it has been on an old magical lake; approximately 40 nights done, 51 fish banked, including eight 40s and the fifty. Dreamland for me.”

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