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In a mad month of huge common carp, the world record has returned to France

when Mark Adams slipped the net under 'Eric's Common' last night weighing

92lb. Mark used Elite Baits Christmas Cracker boilies to tempt The Rainbow Lake

resident and knocks 'Mary' from Germany off the top spot.



After a 5 year campaign, German angler Mario Winnikes has netted his dream

in the shape of 'Mary' at a new common carp world record weight of 41.45kg

(91lb 6oz). Mario used a snowman hookbait presented on size 4 ESP Raptor

Long-Shanx hook to land the land the huge carp from a gravel pit in Germany.



Jon Ogan has just returned from a memorable trip to Yateley Sandhurst Lake.

Fishing to a silt gully at 60 yards, Jon put out a dozen spombs of maggots

dowsed in Sticky Baits Krill Powder and then cast out two rigs either side and

banked a mirror of 27lb 6oz and 'Nige's Fish' at a PB weight of 41lb 4oz.



Korda Operations Director Damian Clarke has landed the enormous 'Scar' or

'Scarred Fish' from La Graviers in France. Damian used Mainline Hybrid boilies

presented using a size 6 Korda Wide Gape X and Hybrid Stiff hooklink to add

5lb 8oz to his old PB. Keep an eye on the Korda Website for the full story.



Essex based Sticky Baits consultant Jon Taylor has landed one of the most

wanted fish from the Essex Manor in the shape of the 'Big Lin' weighing 42lb

4oz. Jon used a 16mm Buchu-Berry pop-up fished over a scattering of Vor-Tex

boilies during his latest 24 hour session.



Lizette Beunders has broken the ladies world record by 5oz with 'Shoulders'

from Heron Lake on the Abbey Lakes Complex in France weighing 84lb 5oz. The

carp was caught live for the cameras for the upcoming Fox International DVD

and is sure to be some unmissable footage of a huge carp.



Richworth Linear Bailiff Ivor Peachey has caught the highly sought after 'Big

Common' from Unity Lake during a big hit of fish last week. Ivor added an 11lb

ghostie, a mid double common and mirrors of 24lb, 26lb 6oz, 27lb 6oz, 29lb 15oz

and 'Blackspot' weighing 38lb 2oz.


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Rainbow Lake regular Eric Smith has landed the long common known as 'Eric's

Common' at a new world record weight of 91lb. This is the 5th time Eric has

landed the fish hense why it is now known as 'Eric's Common'. Eric used his own

white Tigernuts fished at close range to write his name in the history books.



Stuart Harris (aka The Sweetcorn Kid) has caught yet another stunning 20lb+

common from the magical Redmire Pool. Stuart fished a short wintry weekend

and bagged this fabulous 23lb carp on the final morning. Stuart was using

vintage rods and reels and does so exclusively these days wherever he fishes.



Gigantica Lake in France is celebrating a new 80lb+ carp and new lake record

with 'Fudgies' caught at 80lb 8oz by Chris Gillett on his recent session. Chris

set his new PB using CC Moore XXX Live System Boilies. 'The Giant' remains

uncaught of late and many are sure that it will be even bigger!



Kent based Dan Taylor has finally got his hands on the carp he wanted from

The Manor in the shape of 'Stella' weighing 51lb. Dan located a silt patch at

close range and baited with 4kg of Tails Up Pro Fish boilies and fished a matching

flavoured white pop-up over the top.



Martin 'Picky' Pick has ended a run of recent blanks with the highly sought after

carp called 'The Linear' from Wellington Country Park weighing 43lb 8oz. Martin

used a DT Bait Developments Green Beast and Fresh Orange Fluro-Tech pop-up

fished on a clear spot amongst weed at 100 yards.


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