THIS famous giant common carp known as ‘Lee Jackson’ has been out, this time at 60 lb 4 oz to Steve McNeil on his very first visit to Kent day ticket water, Strawberry Fields.
The EA field team member explained: “I was invited to Strawberry Fields for a 24-hour social and decided to take the time away from my syndicate and give it a go.
“The first 16 hours went by very quietly without a bite on the lake, so I made a few changes and recast to fizzing I spotted near the middle.
“Within an hour the fish was off and after a hard battle it finally graced the net.
“I certainly wouldn’t say no if I was invited to Strawberry Fields again!”
The 31-year-old, from Deal, tempted the Tunbridge Wells venue’s stunner on a Cherry Carp KMT boilie using a stringer on a KD rig. The giant common carp increased his PB by 22 lb.
Steve’s giant common carp falls nearly 8 lb short of the British carp record, which is a mirror carp.
This is a short version of the story that appeared in Angler’s Mail printed magazine. Get the magazine every week for top tips, big news, best products, and venues that are in form.
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