A debut session on a Hampshire club water produced this 30lb 4oz mirror for teenager Deano Owens.
The 17-year-old endured an uncomfortable night under his brolly and was rewarded with the specimen the following morning.
Deano is an apprentice at Cultured Carp Baits, whose media manager Nik Turner said: “Deano hadn’t fished the water before, but after finding some nice spots at range to the far margin he settled down for an uncomfortable night with the wind and rain driving straight into his brolly. It was all worth it though when he had a take the following morning.”
Deano fished his employer’s 16mm Fruits of the Forest boilies with a critically balanced hookbait inside a solid PVA bag also containing Fruits of the Forest Special Blend.