GAVIN SKERRATT celebrated his birthday in style by catching the biggest common carp in the country at a whopping 56 lb 2 oz from Kent’s day ticket Strawberry Fields.

The fish is one of the biggest in the country and just pips the second biggest common from Berkshire’s massive Burghfield Lake that recently came out to current British record holder Austin ‘Ozzy’ Holness at 55 lb 4 oz.

Publicity shy Ozzy only made an exception of reporting his catches to the angling Press for his 67 lb 8 oz record but let Korda put the Burghfield common on their website at www.korda.co.uk

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