St John's The Big Plated took the bait for the cameras. St John's The Big Plated took the bait for the cameras.

Biggest ever English carp filmed taking bait under water.

Footage of what is believed to be the biggest English carp ever seen taking a hookbait on film has been captured during filming of the latest Korda Underwater DVD.

The Korda team was fishing at Oxfordshire’s Richworth Linear Fisheries on the famous St Johns lake when the amazing shots were taken  – footage of the water’s famous The Big Plated falling for a rig.

Weighing in at 44lb 10oz, it’s not the biggest weight that the specimen has been landed at, having hit the bank at 47lb last year, but to capture it feeding and falling for a hooked bait in film is an amazing event.

Look out for the footage in the next Korda Underwater DVD.