Carp ace Ian Chillcott has already banked his target fish from Linear Fisheries’ Manor Farm Lake –– and The Carp Channel was there to exclusively capture it on film.

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Chilly caught the long, lean mirror carp known as ‘Spike’- the biggest fish in the venue – while field testing a bait for Mainline that’s so new it’s not even got a name yet. 

The fish, in perfect winter trim, came from the Witney bank on a stiff link pop-up after Chilly located a clear patch in amongst some weed at around 75 yards. He fed around 1.5kilos of 10mm and 14mm boilies and some Response pellets. Spike weighed in at 44lb 8 oz – a couple of pounds heavier than when Ian Russell had it last December. He also had a 24-pounder in the same session – a massive result on the tough water. 

Said Chilly: “This is the first time I’ve fished The Manor since the winter of 1996/97. It’s certainly one of the best day ticket waters in the country, with a good winter record and it’s a water that holds some 30-40 thirties and seven or eight forties. 

“When I saw the fish over the net I knew it could only be Spike and right now I could not be happier. I’ll be staying here though – there are more forties to catch!”

Look out for the full story of Chilly’s capture in a forthcoming episode of Chilly On Carp.