ANGLER'S MAIL takes carp fishing seriously. And our big carp galleries are backed by TAG (The Angling Group) who have top carp fishing brands Taska, Nutrabaits and Kryston.
LUKE FARRELLY was chuffed to get his first 30 in the shape of this pristine 31 lb 10 oz mirror from day ticket Gwinear near Newquay in Cornwall.
The 20-year-old bricklayer from Plymouth, Devon, used a balanced 16 mm Sticky Baits Manila wafter.
LUKE KENNARD decided on a last minute session after work and headed to Oxfordshire’s Linear Fisheries for the first ever time and nabbed this 27 lb 6 oz common on double corn popped-up on a size 10 hook.
The 21-year-old from Abergavenny South Wales, said: “I wasn’t expecting much but to land my new PB common on the easiest rig ever was great.”
FORMER Dorking matchman Dave Hurry used his local knowledge of the River Thames to help Naomie Guppy land her first carp in the shape of this 32 lb 15 oz tidal river chunk, after she hooked and lost her first four.
Dave, from Kingston, Surrey, and Naomi, a professional bell ringer and tuner originally from Corsica, fished at Chiswick Green on an ebbing tide and hooked the fish on a legered double 18 mm Richworth Dark Tutti Frutti boilie.
CONNOR BOVINGDON also got in on the Thames carp action with this 31 lb mirror on a 24 hour stint.
The 20-year-old duct fitter from Ascot, Berkshire, used a Sticky Baits Krill boilie on a blowback rig.
DAVID WILTSHER finally broke my UK PB after 20 years of trying with this stunning 32 lb 2 oz common from a Bedfordshire lake.
He fished a stiff hinged rig to present a Nash Key pop-up over hemp and Denham Baits Element freebies.
TOMMY CHASE found a spot near some reeds in a deep silt gully about 40 yards that just ‘screamed carpy’ at Rushmoor Lakes in Surrey and had this PB 28 lb 2oz mirror soon after.
The 23-year-old machine operator from Aldershot, Hampshire, fished three grains of artificial corn over 500 gr of sweetcorn
WAREHOUSEMAN Mick Henderson matted this 34 lb 4 oz common along with a mirror of identical weight during three nights on a Lincolnshire pit.
Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham-based Mick 44, offered Nash Key Cray boilies over 3 kg of freebies 20 yards out on a clean hard spot on a new wind.
DARREN BAKER smashed his PB by 14 lb with this lovely mirror called The Nunn at 43 lb 6 oz at top Essex complex Fryerning Fisheries.
The 34-year-old car valeter from St Neots, Cambridgeshire, offered an Xcel Baits VNF boilie over a good spread of bait near a tree at 20 yards.
CHRIS COX tempted this dark 43 lb 8 oz mirror during an overnighter at RK Leisure’s Horton Church Lake in Berkshire.
Ruislip Manor, West London-based Chris, 26, fished at 35 yards in a clearing amongst decaying ribbon weed using Sticky Baits 20 mm Krill boilies over 1.5 kg of matching freebies.
WELDER Simon Kenny topped a great trio of mirrors on the Essex Manor with this 44 lb 10 oz beauty in 72 hours.
Diss, Norfolk-based Simon, 32, added others of 42 lb 4 oz and mirror and 38 lb 10 oz fishing Sticky Baits Krill boilies 20 yards out over silk weed and fed 10 kg of freebies during the trip.