Incredible common tops 40 for the first time

Incredible common tops 40 for the first time

This incredible common topped 40lb for the first time in a lake that contains just 18 carp in eight acres.

The 41lb 8oz beauty, known as the Cut Tail Common, fell to Lewis Spencer at a Lincolnshire venue.

What a fish! Lewis's Lincs 40

What a fish! Lewis's Lincs 40

The 22-year-old bricklayer had been prebaiting a marginal spot but despite activity in his swim had to wait to the very end of a 48-hour session for the bite.

He said: “I started packing down and was just prepping the bait that I was going to put in at the end when the right-hander melted away and I was in dream land.

“I've not fished at all this year so it was my first proper carp bite and it was from a lake where there are hardly any carp.

It's the first time this common has weighed over 40lb

It's the first time this common has weighed over 40lb

“I concentrated on the fight, which with the braided mainline can be very hairy, but after a few minutes her head came up and I just knew I was attached to one of two fish.

“Soon after, it went straight in the net and I looked down at what can only be described as morning glory – I’d caught the Cut Tail Common!”

Lewis presented a Sticky Krill wafter on a long hair over matching freebies, Krill Clusters and Cloudy Krill liquid.

His rigs featured size 6 Korda Wide Gape hooks and Korda N-Trap Semi Stiff hooklinks.

Just look at it! What a beaut 

Just look at it! What a beaut