Ten minutes in the right area proved more than enough for Steve Medland as he bagged this Leney-strain mirror.
The 29lb 8oz fish gave the Portsmouth angler a new personal best at a water near his home. He said: “I saw fish showing in open water, followed by a stream of bubbles rising up from the area. I cast a Solar Top Banana pop-up to the area and it landed in soft silt.”
Ten minutes later the rod tore off and Steve landed the fish which can trace its history back to the stocking carried out by Donald Leney.