John Baker’s new PB.

Advanced Carp Fishing’s very own bait guru, John Baker had a dream come true in France last week, when he landed a 78lb and a 73lb 8oz beast from Mar Peche, near Montereau.

John, who is known as being one of the UK’s top authorities on carp fishing bait, caught the fish on one of his own 20mm boilies in conjunction with a balanced bait setup, popped-up paternoster style on top of the weed. So light was John’s feeding regime that he went through just six kilos of bait in his one week stay.

The 78lb fish put up a dogged fight, weeding John several times before being netted, and safely returned to the water.

“The fish is a new personal best – which is something of a milestone after 45 years of carp fishing.” John explained.

For more about John’s wonder-bait, that lead to this capture, check out next month’s issue of Advanced Carp Fishing magazine!