49lb 2oz Oxlease common after mighty battle

49lb 2oz Oxlease common after mighty battle

One of the biggest fish in the day-ticket lakes at Linear Fisheries has been banked – after a 50-minute battle.

Ben Jones described the big Oxlease common – sometimes known as the Scar Common – as the hardest-fighting carp he had ever caught.

The distinctive common, which is thought to have been disfigured in the summer floods of 2007, weighed in at 49lb 2oz.

The fish, which has done over 50lb before, weight 49lb 2oz

The fish, which has done over 50lb before, weight 49lb 2oz

Ben, from Liverpool, said: “Words cannot describe how buzzing I am.

“After moving around three different lakes the move paid off with the hardest-fighting carp I’ve ever had.

“It took my 50 minutes get it in!”

The big common was caught over a bed of chopped tigers, hemp and maize, plus chopped Urban Bait Spicy Red Fish boilies. Ben used a noodle rig tied with RidgeMonkey components.  

Ben moved lakes three times before settling on Oxlease

Ben moved lakes three times before settling on Oxlease