First officially reported Thames 50

First officially reported Thames 50

Nick Helleur has today [12/10] caught the biggest River Thames carp ever publicised.

The Sticky and Wychwood-backed angler caught this majestic 50lb 12oz mirror from a middle stretch of England’s longest river.

It’s been a remarkable few months for the Thames, with Ash Geden banking two 40s in three weeks.

In a post on the Sticky Facebook page, Nick said described the fish as “the best carp in the country”.

Sticky said Nick has been targeting the river for two years, “spending the majority of his time since the start of this season on a stretch of the middle river, in search of what many consider to be the most desirable and rarely caught carp that the famous river holds”.

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The report added: “As Storm Callum crashed through the Thames Valley, Nick was locked in battle with the king of the river, after it fell to his Krill/Signature Squid snowman hookbait.

“He was visibly moved to bank what he described as, ‘the best carp in the country’ and record the first 50 that the Thames has ever produced.

“You’ll be able to watch the full story, including epic footage of the big linear, on Reflections Two, due to air next spring!”

We aim to add more details when we get them.