Ignoring advice produces 20 catfish to 46lb 4oz in four-day session

Ignoring the advice of friends not to fish for the species until warmer weather, John Hill targeted catfish on a local gravel pit – with stunning results.

Fishing for four days at the large water, the 31-year-old landed 20 cats. Six of these tipped the scales to over 30lb, while a further eight exceeded 20lb. The haul of big whiskers was topped off by a 46lb 4oz fish.

John took all his cats on triple 15mm Soar Baits Darkfish boilies.