This 36lb 8oz mirror was the highlight of a four fish catch for Liam Duncan during a 48 hour session on a tricky Midlands pit.
The 22-year-old bricklayer also landed fish of 30lb 2oz, 25lb 10oz and 19lb during the trip.
Successful tactics for the Leicestershire-based rod included baiting a silty area at 70 yards with 16mm Sticky Vor-Tex boilies over the top of which he offered a White Chocolate pop-up hookbait.
He said: “The lake is no push over so I was over the moon with a four fish catch at this time of year.”
Liam used chod rigs tied with 25lb Korda Mouthtrap and size 5 ESP Stiff Rigger hooks.