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BIG carp are at a premium after tragic losses of some of the country’s famous heavyweights so this 48 lb 11 oz mirror carp, called Three Scales, is among the new wave stepping up.

Tim Jackson, 38, caught it on a 15mm Nash Mach1 pop-up at CEMEX Angling’s 55-acre Rockford, near Ringwood, Hampshire.

He fished to where a shallower part of the lake drops into deeper water, launching his 2.5 oz Korda pear lead 130 yards.

For the full photograph, get hold of a copy of this week’s Angler’s Mail magazine.

Be sure to get the mag every week for the latest big fish catches in full, including some stunning carp.