LEIGHTON ALLSOPP knew the rewards would be worth the effort on the Shropshire Union Canal when he ended a run of 50 fishless trips with this stunning 30 lb common carp.

leighton Allsopp

The 37-year-old from nearby Wolverhampton, West Midlands, used a standard hair-rig with a Fatty’s Baits Ginger Spice boilie.

The canal carp – after many blank sessions – easily beat his old personal best of 17 lb and was witnessed by four other anglers.

Brother-in-law Martin Howl said: “Leighton didn’t not do any pre-baiting just targeted places where we knew fish were in the area.”

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