This 38lb mirror smashed teenager Matthew Hayter’s personal best by almost 15lb.
The 13-year-old fished a day session at Lakeside Country Park in Eastleigh, Hampshire, and had the bite at about 4pm.
He said: “My rod screamed off and I struck knowing I was on to a big fish. After five minutes of fighting I finally landed the fish and to my surprise and delight it was the biggest fish in the lake, which was Seven Scales at 38lb exactly.”
Matthew, who was fishing with his brother Tom and best friend Ryan, used a Nuts boilie from Shoreline Baits, tipped with a piece of pink fake corn.