While fishing a Black Country Carpers social at the weekend at Merrington Fishery in Shropshire, Carl Sharp landed two carp.

A 17lb mirror and this lovely 30lb 12oz common, which is one of the lake’s biggest residents. The Solar team member presented an 11mm Solar Dairy Cream pop-up at the base of an island over a bed of hemp, maize and Solar Club Mix pellets all soaked in Marine 17 liquid.