THE venue that recently produced an unofficial British record 53 lb 12 oz grass carp gave this stunner too!

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NEIL CALVER tackled Little Moulsham on the famous Yateley complex on the Surrey-Hampshire border and took this 49 lb 8 oz grass carp.

Little Moulsham recently produced a massive 53 lb 12 oz grass carp and also did a then-record crucian carp record of 4 lb 9 oz.

Neil, a fire fighter, explained: “It actually fought quite hard which is unusual for grass carp.

“It managed to weed me up so I slackened off and put my rod back down.

“I was just preparing a life jacket and boat when the clutch started ticking again.

“It was landed a few minutes later with a big ball of weed.

“The fish was taken on Perfections Groundbaits Mega Fish bottom bait topped with a Cherrycarp TS1 pop- up which has proved a great combination this year.

“The baits were trimmed down to become critically balanced and presented slip D style. This was fished over 5 kg of hemp, maize and pellet,” added Neil.

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