Fishing enthusiast Robin Eden, who is brand manager at Green DIY and Hooked on Green stores in Uckfield, is celebrating capturing his biggest ever Mirror Carp in the UK.
He was invited to fish at the exclusive Nash Church Lake in Essex earlier this month and caught the biggest Mirror Carp recorded there.
It weighed 54lb 12oz and Robin said one of the best sights for him was seeing it swim away strongly after being released, ready to fight another day.
“These fish live for 20 to 30 years and can live much longer so we carry a lot of equipment specifically for the care and welfare of the fish.”
Robin has been fishing for well over 40 years, since he was a toddler, and has specialised in carp fishing for 25 years all over Europe and in the UK.
He was delighted to be running the Hooked on Green store alongside Green DIY because of his own interest and enjoys the opportunity it gives him to chat with other anglers and advise those new to fishing.
He says Joe Grimes who also works in Hooked on Green is also a keen fisherman.