This personal best 40lb 3oz mirror known as the Pretty One was landed by Sam Wright during a week session on Boyer Leisure’s Farlow Lake.
Targeting a clear area close to where he’d seen fish moving at 50yds – 60yds, the 19-year-old fishery bailiff offered a snowman hookbait consisting of a Mainline Baits Cell bottom bait with a 12mm pop-up over a scattering of 18mm freebies.
He said: “I had the take halfway through the session and it took over 20 minutes to get in the net. It was only when I got it on the bank that I realised it was one of the lake’s most sought after fish.”
Sam also landed two twenties using rigs tied with size 7 Fox Arma Point hooks and Gardner Disruption hooklinks.