Chris Lowe with the 55lb record carp from Acton Burnell.
Carp record goes at Acton Burnell
12 July 2007 14:47
The carp record at famous big fish venue Acton Burnell has been broken.
West Bromwich expert Chris Lowe landed the 55lb 2oz common carp during a short session on the Shropshire syndicate lake.
It is the second time in a matter of weeks that the carp record has been beaten at the legendary water which is set to open its doors to day ticket anglers next season.
Chris said: “I’ve been testing a new bait specifically designed for the lake and it has delivered the goods straight away. The take came 24 hours into the session and weeded itself twice before finally being slipped into the landing net.”
The carp record took an 18mm SBS boilie, hair-rigged on a size 6 Gardner Incizor hook.
Rob Hales, boss of Acton Burnell and sister waters Weston Park, The Monument, and The Avenue, said: “The fact that the carp record has been broken twice already this season illustrates that the fish are packing on the pounds. By the time Acton opens to the general public next year the fish would have put on even more weight – they’re certainly on to the new bait. Could the lake do a British carp record?… time will tell.”