Boosted boilies proved to be the key to success for Dan Stacey who landed this ancient 31lb 10oz common from a weedy nine-acre Cambridgeshire stillwater.
The day before his 24 hour session, the Ely-based rod visited the lake and after locating a couple of likely looking spots baited up with 2kg of CC Moore Equinox boilies which had been glugged in Response and Spice overnight.
The first evening produced a 20lb linear just as it was getting dark before a take at last knockings produced the impressive common.
“It was getting late and I was having a slow pack and getting everything loaded onto the barrow when my left-hand-rod belted off,” he said. “After an epic battle with my heart in my mouth getting weeded up and wiping out my other two rods the big golden common was ready for the waiting net.”