A decision to fish an unfancied swim paid off for big fish expert Mick Dinnigan when he banked this 14lb 15oz bream during a two day session at an East Midlands stillwater.
The Wickersley Angling tackle shop employee decided to use a Method feeder with dampened pellets and placed a trio of rubber casters on the hook.
It was a tactical decision that worked wonders, with the big slab and six others to 12lb 14oz falling for the approach.
Although the session went to plan, Mick admits the peg he targeted was one he would have normally avoided.
“My friend went to fish the venue and called me to ask whether he could borrow my bivvy as he had forgotten to take his with him. When he had finished I decided to give the spot a try myself and although I didn’t fancy it I am glad I stayed put as the runs just kept coming,” said Mick, who used an 8lb hooklink to a size 12 hook.