Ryan Butt had the session of a lifetime on his first visit to Somerset’s Pavyotts Mill.
Fishing the eight-acre Maze Lake, the Exeter angler managed two forties and a 29lb common during the last 24 hours of his two-night stay.
He told Angling Times: “It was a brilliant session!
“It all started to kick off going in to day two. At about 3pm I had a 42lb 6oz mirror and throughout the next 24 hours I netted four fish including a 42lb 6oz mirror, a 42lb mirror and a 29lb common.
“The mirrors put up a good fight, diving deep. All the fish were caught in the margins in about 6ft of water on a solid bottom.”
The 41-year-old tiler baited with about half a kilo of 10mm Mainline Cell and Sticky Bloodworm boilies and presented dumbbell bottom baits on KD rigs incorporating Korda N-trap Soft and size 8 wide-gape hooks. The rigs were presented on 2.5oz inline leads and were tipped with PVA bags filled with glugged pellets.