DAREN Norman’s impressive run of form on CWA Fisheries Roach Pit has continued with the capture of this stunning 49lb 8oz mirror.
The catch came just a couple of weeks after the 40-year-old papermaker landed a fish of 50lb 4oz from the Hampshire venue.
Arriving at 9pm the Kent-based Sticky consultant spent three hours walking round in the dark listening for fish showing. He eventually saw a big fish roll close in and cast out two single Krill boilies.
He said: “After an uneventful night I found a bar and baited with 3kg of boilies and put my third rod down the margin on a gravel spot along with 2kg of bait.
“During the night I caught six large tench and lost two off the bar. Then at 5.30am the margin rod hooped round and after a good fight I landed a gorgeous 49lb 8oz mirror.”
Daren used a 35lb Seaguar hooklink attached to a size 6 Korda Longshank X hook along with a 4oz flat pear lead.