DAVE COMBER set a new Sussex carp record when he took a true English giant of 54 lb 10 oz from an ultra-tough water.

The Alfa Romeo garage boss smashed his old PB by nearly 10 lb when he bagged the giant known as the Half Linear on a Vern Bait boilie supplied to just 20 BCSG members.

For the FULL story (including venue name) and pictures, pick up this week’s Angler’s Mail magazine.