Big Cornwall carp brace from Argal Reservoir

Big Cornwall carp brace from Argal Reservoir

Cornish carp don’t get much better than this pair from Argal Reservoir.

Stefan McKnight caught the Big Fully at 31lb 4oz and a 29lb 14oz common during a 48-hour session on the 65-acre day-ticket fishery.

The 23-year-old said: “I turned up on the Friday evening after work in thick drizzle and a strong westerly wind.

“When I arrived in the swim I immediately saw a couple lump out in front, about 40yds out.”

The Truro angler received a take within two hours but suffered a hook pull.

“Later that night,” he added, “I landed one of the real gems of the lake on the same rod out in open water - the Big Fully at 31lb 4oz.

“It’s my new English pb and I was over the moon!”

 The Big Fully at 31lb 4oz

The Big Fully at 31lb 4oz

A low double followed two hours later.

“With one more night to go it was all to play for and I was still confident,” said Stefan.

“In the early hours, just like the night before, the rod was away again. This resulted in a 29lb 14oz common which was also my new pb common.

 This common was a smidgen under 30lb

This common was a smidgen under 30lb

“I was elated! That was to be the last of the action before heading home but what a trip and what awesome photos taken by my twin brother.”

Stefan fished Sticky Manilla pop-ups on combi rigs made with size 6 Korda Wide Gape hooks and 20lb Korda Dark Matter hooklinks.

He spread Sticky Krill bottom baits over his spot.