Burghfield’s giant common is Britain’s favourite carp

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Burghfield’s biggest and notoriously elusive resident mostly recently fell to Scott Lloyd (pictured above).

Scott tempted the historic fish from the tough 90 acre syndicate venue that also has mirrors to 47 lb 12 oz, bream to 13 lb 10 oz, tench to 12 lb 7 oz and pike to 36 lb.

The Burghfield Common – which has been caught just 11 times – was conclusively voted No.1 carp by readers of Angler’s Mail on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

In our exclusive poll across the forms of social media, Mail followers picked from the six fish pictured below. They are all alive and famous as much for their looks as their immense weights.

The Burghfield Common (pictured below with a previous captor, Oz Holness) beat the Lee Jackson common from Kent’s Strawberry Fields; reigning official British record fish The Parrot from Berkshire’s Wasing Estate; the biggest known carp in the UK, Big Rig from Shropshire; Surrey’s Chertsey Fish and Single Scale in Rockford Lake, Hampshire.

Burghfield catch creates very special moment

The latest captor of The Burghfield Common, Scott Lloyd, tempted his personal best with a single balanced tiger nut on his own ‘noodle’ rig. The set-up had already accounted for mirrors of 42 lb 10 oz and 24 lb 14 oz.

He explained what it meant to have landed the special, highly-prized common…

Scott said: “It was an unforgettable moment with a special carp and my lifelong fishing partner, my brother Baz.

“To be able to share this moment with my partner in crime was incredible. We started out together and to have him there with me to share the moment will compare to none other in our time fishing together.

“This is what makes my fishing, anyone that knows me knows how much I love fishing and the people that surround it.

“I’m not there just for the fish, I’m there to get away from the stresses of life and do what I love to do, catch incredible carp and meet people from all walks of life, socialise, make friends and have fun along the way!

“Bring on the next challenge and what it brings with it,” added the 27-year-old overhead linesman from Crewe, Cheshire.