STEVE TALLANT set a new Yorkshire carp record with this 58 lb 12 oz beast of a mirror called Three Scales from Erics Angling’s Willow Lake.

The 37-year-old offshore scaffolder from Castleford, West Yorkshire, tackled the day ticket venue just two miles from his house with a blow-back rig with a size 4 hook and an Active Bait Solutions boilie fished at 70 yards.

Steve said: “I’m not really the sort of angler who courts attention and don’t photograph many of my fish – I just go fishing for myself. But this was just a crazy moment and was well chuffed with it.”

He added a 40 lb 8 oz common plus two 20s in the four-night trip, only his second to the venue.

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