45lb 2oz mirror avoids capture for two years

This 45lb 2oz mirror from CEMEX Angling’s Roach Pit had managed to avoid capture for two years until it was recently caught by Paul Bailey.

The 32-year-old Hampshire-based riverkeeper spent five hours walking round the venue before he eventually found a couple of fish showing. He then targeted small clear areas in the weed and baited each rod with around 100 CC Moore Odyssey XXX boilies.

His successful presentation consisted of a CC Moore XXX wafter hookbait on a 6ins, 25lb Atomic Tackle Jel-E-Wyre hooklink knotless knotted to a size 6 Gardner Talon Tip hook.