Simon Scott opened his account at Fryerning Fisheries with “one of my best sessions ever” – banking a twenty, two thirties and a 41lb 8oz mirror.
The Stevenage angler set up on the Main Lake at the Essex big-fish venue and had the biggest two fish of the trip within an hour of each other.
The forty, known as The Woodcarving, was followed up by a 39lb 8oz mirror during his 48-hour weekend session.
“These were my first and second fish from the venue after a few blank trips, and both came within an hour of each other,” said Simon, whose session did not end there. A 29lb common and a scaly 33lb 2oz mirror, called The Pretty One, also fell to the 45-year-old.
He said: “In 48 hours I managed to smash my personal best and have four mint fish. I’m over the moon!” Simon added: “I wish to say thanks to everyone at Fryerning – what great people and stunning fish. I had one of the best sessions ever. I need some sleep now!”
Simon fed 10kg of homemade boilies on a smooth clay spot at 60 yards. He fished matching hookbaits on combi rigs made with Atomic Grabba hooks and 3.5oz homemade lead.