44lb 10oz common tops 15 fish haul

Lee Dowding topped a 15 fish haul with this 44lb 10oz common from Richworth Linear Fisheries’ Unity Lake.

The 28-year-old South Wales-based rod fished towards a patch of silt among the weed at 65yds range and also landed a 30lb 6oz mirror and two twenties as part of his impressive catch.

Lee presented 10mm pop-up hookbaits on size 8 Korda Kaptor Wide Gape hooks and 25lb Korda Supernatural hooklinks over a bed of Nash Amber Strawberry boilies and hemp pellets.

He said: “I actually lost this fish at the net last year so I was delighted to settle the score.”