Michael Nuttall had a whopping Common Carp esitmated at 25lb from a Bingley Canal Stretch this week.
He had previously caught the carp 3 years ago when its weight was 22lb.
The carp was caught on a Bingley Canal Stretch - in Michael’s own words:
” I was fishing on pole that day. I had bagged 4 nice bream all around the 4 lb Mark and noticed carp moving around on the far bank so I set up a carp rod but only used a plummet as lead as I thought my bigger leads would spook them .
I used a 4 ft hook length with a size 8 hook and baited it with a dog biscuit - with a slither of cork on a hair rig. When the bream action died off I put pole down a saw carp in the swim.
The were moving in on loose feed I had been putting in for them and I just put my offerings tight up to the trees and it was in the water no longer than 30 seconds when the carp took the bait.
I managed to land my old friend after a 15 min battle to the cheer of about 7 people that had stopped to watch the action!”