CARP maestro Les Marsh believes the lake that has just given him a county record carp could become the No.1 UK carp water in a few years time.

Les was thrilled to notch up a new Lincolnshire carp record with this 60 lb 5 oz beast from the Deepings No.1 syndicate lake – but says the fishery is only going to get better.

Guisborough, North Yorkshire-based Les, 56, explained: “The fish have grown on steadily for just over ten years, they average 2-5 lb a year.

There are a number of good fish coming through all the time, lots of high 30s and a few of the 40s are close to the 50 lb mark so who knows what they can achieve in the next ten years!

“It is without a doubt one of the best big fish syndicates in the UK and anybody can apply to put their name down.

“I haven’t even completed a full season yet and extremely pleased with it being such a well run syndicate with no nonsense rules and a no nonsense owner.

“I joined last July and since then I’ve had four 40s to 48 lb 12 oz and a 53 lb common plus around ten 30s, numerous 20s and the odd double,” he added.

59 lb 4 oz carp personal best beaten

Les’s new UK PB, which has stood since 2006 with a 59 lb 4 oz fish called The Creature, used JH Baits KLF boilies with Hybrid Tackle’s size 4 Armohawk wide gape hooks with Hybrid Konda hook lengths.

The three lake venue near Boston was built in the late 1950s and was a trout fishery until 2000 where it has been tirelessly worked on to produce three quality carp waters.

Deepings No.1 has round 50-60 carp including ex Walthamstow Reservoir fish and many believe it could soon produce numerous 50 and 60-pounders.

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