Chris Yates’ record carp rod fetches £8k-plus

The fishing rod that caught Chris Yates’ iconic record carp has been sold at auction for £8,280.

Bidders battled it out for the Mk IV Avon rod, hand built by Dick Walker, after initial estimates valued the piece of fishing history at around £4,000.

Chris caught the legendary mirror, known as The Bishop’ in 1980 from Redmire Pool. It weighed 51lb 8oz.