50lb 8oz Carp Off The Top

Brett Wild managed to tempt this impressive fish off the surface during a session at Pendle View Fishery.


Spotting the fish taking a few mixers out in the middle of the lake, Brett cast his hookbait past the feeding fish and slowly pulled it back into position, where he predicted the fish would move to.

“The fish came up and took the mixer and rolled as I set the hook,” he commented. “I knew it was a good fish but didn’t think it was that big! After a 10-minute battle, the fish was guided over the net.”

Brett’s rig consisted of a Drennan Surface Controller held in place with Float Stops, a 9ft hooklink of 12lb Series 7 Mono and a size 6 Specimen hook tied on with a short hair to attach a mixer.