An opportune session resulted in this 31lb 12oz mirror for Dave Magalhaes.
The Surrey-based Avid Carp consultant had attended the Richworth Linear MNDA charity event during the day, but decided to stop in on one of his target waters on his way home for a spot of floater fishing.
Within 20 minutes of arriving he had the lake’s biggest mirror taking Sonubaits Oily Floaters off the top.
He said: “The fish took my hookbait twice and I pulled out of it both times! On the third time of asking I didn’t make any mistakes and after a short and spirited fight I had the chunky fish in the net.”