Is this the best-looking carp of 2017?

Is this the best-looking carp of 2017?

Is this the best-looking carp of the year? It’s certainly a contender!

The beautifully scaled 29lb 9oz specimen was caught by Ben Samari from a Nottinghamshire venue.

What a stunner!

What a stunner!

The Mainline-backed angler, who has kindly given us permission to show these cracking photos, had been pre-baiting Girton A, an 88-acre syndicate lake near Newark, and fooled the mirror on a Milky Toffee pop-up.

The other side is just as impressive

The other side is just as impressive

There are three lakes on the Girton complex, run by Classic Carp Limited.

Scaly perfection from Girton

Scaly perfection from Girton

The mirror was in top condition 

The mirror was in top condition