Capture of Blackspot at 40lb 11oz

Chris Farnes singled out the fish known as Blackspot during a session on a West Sussex club water.

The Raw Baits fieldtester snared the mirror at a weight of 40lb 11oz using the company’s triple-flavoured white Nutex pop-ups in the 12mm size.

The fish was tamed on a size 4 Fox LSC hook tied to a hinged stiff rig made of 25lb ESP Bristle Filament and a four-inch coated-braid boom section.