British carp record to be
● Captain Jack ● Holme Fen ● 50th birthday trip ● Using snowman
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.