Move of swims brings biggest carp in the country

Move of swims brings biggest carp in the country

The biggest carp in the country has been banked at 67lb 8oz.

Michael Stevenson caught Captain Jack from Holme Fen after a move of swims at the Cambridgeshire open-access venue.

The massive mirror has previously weighed as much as 69lb 10oz but the British Record Fish Committee denied it a place in the record books last November.

The fish’s latest capture came after Michael moved swims in the rain.

The monster mirror weighed 67lb 8oz

The monster mirror weighed 67lb 8oz

He told Carpfeed: “I had done four nights in front of silent alarms fishing from the Lookout swim, so I decided to move over to the quieter part of the lake and fish from Four Strong Winds for the last 24 hours.

“I got absolutely drenched moving, but it was all worthwhile as within two hours of my rods being back out I had a few bleeps from my right-hand rod and as it started to tighten up I struck into it.

“After seeing it surface at about 30 yards I thought it could be a new personal best, then after a relatively short battle I saw it approach the net and I could see it was a decent fish.

The fish came from the Four Strong Winds swims

The fish came from the Four Strong Winds swims

“One of lads came round to give me a hand and saw it in the cradle and I was amazed when he said he thought it was the big one!

“After a few photo checks and it bottoming out my Nash scales I was lucky enough to have captain jack at 67lb 8oz! I still can’t believe it!”

Michael caught the fish on a Sticky Manilla bottom bait topped with a pink Maniline Cell wafter mounted on an IQ D rig.

Smiles all round!

Smiles all round!