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TEN-year-old Oliver Maslen had a dream first-ever carp fishing trip when he landed this chunky 22lb mirror.
Fishing an Essex farm lake with his father David, he managed to land the lump of a fish all on his own. His dad told Angling Times: “Not only did he land the big carp single-handed but he outfished five seasoned family anglers. He’s well and truly hooked, and now he wants a bigger one.”
Oliver tempted the cracking fish on a piece of hair-rigged Peperami straight from his lunch box. This was presented on an in-line rig alongside a PVA bag of pellets. Top angling!