Is­land record

Anglers Mail - - Carp Crew -

Ss­mashed his PB by land­ing the Isle of Wight’s largest res­i­dent, at 52 lb 6 oz, as a guest on a lo­cal syn­di­cate wa­ter. The 36-year-old Cowes carper used Rich­worth S-Core pop-ups over mixed sizes of free­bies on a Withy Pool rig, and added oth­ers of 26 lb 8 oz and 33 lb 10 oz.

IMON DEW ■ GARETH OAKES made full use of two weeks leave from Armed Forces op­er­a­tions in Es­to­nia to tempt this fine 31 lb 5 oz mir­ror carp from Ox­ford’s Lin­ear Fish­eries. Fish­ing Hard­wick Lake and Smiths Pool, Tid­worth, Wilt­shire-based Gareth used...

■ NASHBAIT brand man­ager Max Hendry kept his bait­ing tight at St Johns, at Ox­ford­shire’s Lin­ear Fish­eries, and tricked this 46 lb 15 oz com­mon carp. The 27-year-old carper used a Ron­nie Rig and a sin­gle yel­low Scopex Squid pop-up over five Spombs of...

■ DAVID BATHURST had a ter­rific ten-day ses­sion on Yate­ley North Lake topped by this 46 lb com­mon carp. The 35-yearold HGV driver and crane op­er­a­tor, from West Byfleet, Sur­rey, added three oth­ers, on Sticky Baits The Krill boilies and chops.

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