Venture’s Brand Manager Graham Slaughter set the world on fire in mid-May when he smashed the World Record for a carp with the capture of a colossal 88lb 6oz mirror from Rainbow Lake in France. The giant fish - the first ever carp caught on rod and line to weigh more than 40kg - was landed from Peg 19 during a two-week stint which also saw the Worksop carper tempt a massive 69lb common a day earlier.
Commenting on his catch, Graham said: “I can’t believe it! To land a carp of 69lb one day you think your dreams have all been made, and then the next day to land a new World Record…it takes your breath away. It was like a crocodile coming into the net. It was huge, measuring 18-inches across its shoulders and 4ft in length. The rod handled the big fish like a dream, and if ever there is a test for such a rod, then I‘m sure a fish of such a size from such a tricky venue is IT!”