Young Sean Mohan’s first night-fishing trip on the canal provided him with this striking 26lb 4oz mirror.
The 12-year-old Birmingham angler was taken to the Grand Union Canal by his neighbour and experienced eel angler Nick Duffy.
Nick told Angling Times: “I do 95 per cent of my fishing on the Grand Union Canal around Warwick and Leamington so it seemed a good place to take him. I know where there are carp as I had caught a few while fishing for eels.
“Sean caught it on two grains of corn over pellets fished by a nearside bush. It’s his first fish over 10lb so I was over the moon for him to catch a double, never mind a twenty!”