THIS 53 lb mirror carp was part of a mega haul for Matthew Atherton that included eight specimens including a common of 37 lb 8 oz.

The 34-year-old from Northampton was targeting an undisclosed southern stillwater, when he set new personal best for both mirror and common carp.

Matt a software sales manager offered Carp Bait UK The Form boilie on a size 10 hook to a 15 lb ESP Strip Tease hook link did the trick for Matt.

For the full story and stunning pictures of both his personal bests, grab a copy of this week’s issue of Angler’s Mail magazine, out Tuesday, November 23 for one week.