This immaculate 33lb 2oz common was Paul Nixon’s reward at the end of a gruelling three-night session on a windswept Cambridgeshire pit.
The 30-year-old Ipswich angler presented a Sticky Krill boilie to a weedbed at 80 yards and endured a frustrating time before the common arrived.
He said: “It was the most punishing trip! I moved twice and was wiped out by floating weedbeds five times at all hours of the night. It's been pretty horrendous really!
“After getting the rods back out as good as I could at first light in big winds, heavy rain and just about everything Mother Nature could through at me, this beast made it all worth it.”