A carp fishing session took an unexpected twist for Simon Winters when he banked this 48lb catfish from Anglers Paradise.
The Manchester-based rod was on holiday at the Devon complex and set up on the Main Lake.
A scattering of boilies were fed over a silty patch and a 15mm Mainline Cell hookbait was cast over the top. Several carp to 35lb fell during the trip but he was forced to endure a nerve-wracking 30-minute battle before his new personal best slid over the net.
His angling companion Ryan Owen also got in on the action and used a similar attack towards the island for a pb 45lb cat.
For more details on the fishery visit www.anglers-paradise.co.uk