Monument Fishery has a new common carp record after West Midlands based engineer Ian Summers slipped the landing net under a magnificent fish weighing 43lb 14oz.

While other anglers around spodded out big beds of maggots, Ian stuck to a more conservative feeder approach over a bar at 60 yards to keep disturbance to a minimum. The fish fell for bunches of red and white maggots on a size 6 Korda Kurv hook during a session which also produced fish of 24lb and 22lb for the 35-year-old.