Boilie and maggot combo results in 45lb 6oz mirror

The Bayeswater venue record has been broken by Simon Williams with this 45lb 6oz mirror carp from the Essex syndicate water.

The local rod had to move swims to get on the fish and eventually fooled the huge mirror from the edge of a weedbed in 10ft of water at 40yds range. He baited the feature with 3kg of Nash Soluballs, 5kg of Nash Monster Squid boilies, three pints of maggots and 2kg of crushed hemp and then offered Nash Monster Squid hookbaits tipped with a bunch of maggots over the top.

His winning presentation consisted of a blow-back rig tied with a 6ins Nash Missing Link hooklink with a long hair attached to a size 8 Nash Fang Uni hook.

Simon said: “I was fishing the lake on a guest session so I was delighted to catch not only a new pb but also the lake record. I’d like to say a big thank you to Gary Bayes for letting me fish his excellent water and for the maggots he gave me.”