Record UK carp brace!

Darren with the bigger of the brace at 58b 12oz

Darren with the bigger of the brace at 58b 12oz

The biggest brace of carp ever taken in the UK has been recorded at a combined weight of 115b 10oz.

Top specialist Darren Belton was the man who hit the jackpot, landing mirrors of 58b 12oz and 56lb 14oz from Wellington Country Park in Berkshire.

Fishing with friend Rob Marsh, the Tunbridge Wells, Kent-based rod fished a swim known as Daisies, presenting Mainline Cell and Hybrid boilies over chopped freebies to a spot at 30 yards.

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The first fish – the bigger of the brace – came at midnight and set a new UK best for Darren. But more was to come the following afternoon when he took his second fifty. However, this one provided a memorable fight, with his rods becoming snagged before seeing the line on both break. The final 20 minutes of the battle saw Darren using just his hands to land the fish!

The second fifty had to be played by hand after Darren's line snapped!

The second fifty had to be played by hand after Darren’s line snapped!

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