SPECIMEN ace Fred Healey showed his class with this fine 12 lb 14 oz bream and bonus 36 lb mirror carp.

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Fred Healey, who is still getting back into the swing of it after lengthy hospital treatment, scored at an ultra hard Lea Valley 60 acre gravel pit.

Uckfield, East Sussex-based Fred, 71, used a block-end feeder to presented a lobworm on a size 6 hook.

Fred explained: “I had a right mixed bag of fish. My main goal was to catch a nice bream.

“I also had several carp up to 36 lb, two small catfish about 2 lb, three to about 2 lb and one male tench at 7 lb 4 oz.

“After recovering from sepsis, I really struggled to lift and hold the larger fish including the carp but I got there in the end.”

This big carp featured in Fred Healey’s latest big catch.

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