British carp record to be

● Cap­tain Jack ● Holme Fen ● 50th birth­day trip ● Us­ing snow­man

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THE UK’s big­gest carp, ‘Cap­tain Jack’ has been caught again, but this time the cap­tor is go­ing to claim it as a British record.

Nigel Lud­brook was fish­ing Cam­bridgeshire’s Holme Fen Fish­ery for the first time, and landed the mon­ster at 68 lb

8 oz, eclips­ing the record by 7 oz and his own PB by over 30 lb.

Cap­tain Jack came out in Septem­ber at 68 lb 5 oz, but the cap­tor, called ‘Bill’, didn’t want any public­ity or to claim a record.

Nigel, from Bury St. Ed­munds, Suf­folk, ex­plained: “I usu­ally fish a cou­ple of lakes owned by my friend, but as it is both of Nigel Lud­brook our 50th birth­days this year, we de­cided to treat our­selves to a few days at a top fish­ery. We got clear­ance from our wives, so went with a cou­ple of oth­ers for a two-day ses­sion at Holme Fen.

“I had never fished here be­fore, and had no par­tic­u­lar guid­ance on the wa­ter, so I ex­plored the lake on ar­rival and, with my friend Richard Read and two oth­ers, de­cided on a large dou­ble swim known as ‘Beach Dou­ble’.

I have de­cided I will claim it.

John Bai­ley re­veals his su­per rigs in p.32-35.

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