LYNDON BARRETT has accounted for one of the best carp braces in years – and he did it on his birthday.

The mirror and common duo weighed in at 55 lb 8 oz and 36 lb 14 oz from the Wasing Estate, Berkshire.

The 43-year-old had never banked a UK 40 but went one better with the big ‘un.

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