RMC Angling is to ban the use of carp sacks after a 30-year-old fish was found dead in one this week, total-fishing.com can reveal.

It would appear that the sack wasn’t secured correctly and the fish was able to swim away in the sack, eventually starving to death.

The fish was one of Yateley’s original stock and fishery boss Ian Welch is understandably said to be furious.

He has responded by announcing that he will ban the use of sacks throughout the whole Yateley complex and on ALL RMC venues from the start of next season. Reaction has be mixed.