Single hookbait success for Dave Geary

A single hookbait cast at showing fish resulted in this new personal best 43lb 4oz common for Dave Geary during a 24 hour session on Walthamstow No.2 Reservoir.

The Chigwell-based builder and landscaper saw a few fish showing a third of the way across the lake, and cast a Nash Scopex Squid pop-up towards them. Twenty minutes later his alarm burst into life and after a slow and heavy fight he slipped the net under the specimen common. Later that night the same rod produced a 30lb 12oz mirror.

The 43-year-old beat both fish with a 10ins Drennan 15lb Dacron hooklink knotless-knotted to a Nash Fang X hook.