THE Yorkshire carp record has been beaten by a near 50lb common known as Sally.

The fish came from Walsh’s Dam in West Yorkshire and was landed by Peter Johnson, who comes from Thurnscoe in South Yorkshire. The 47-year-old caught the same fish in May 2002 at 48lb 4oz. This time the fish fell for a boilie concocted from Nutrabaits flavours and Granite Hardener, popped up on a size 6 Nailer hook at 40 yards over a bed of free offerings.


Northamptonshire’s Ringstead Carp Fishery has continued its hot form, this time with a 51lb 2oz leather to Ravensden, Beds angler Roy Jackson. The personal best fish fell for home made boilies.