The Sutton, Surrey pair, who had qualified from Farlows, Buckinghamshire, caught 180 lb 6 oz to top a field of 14 pairs at Broadlands Fishery, Hampshire.
Their win, and £10,000 jackpot, came on the eve of the World Carp Championships where the new-look England team – excluding the O’Connors, who came close in selection events – compete for glory in Romania.
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