Arriving at the lake at midnight paid off for Bradley Wegner in the shape of this 27lb 1oz mirror.
The 19-year-old sales assistant fished Grendon Lakes in Northamptonshire and cast to showing fish.
He said: “I turned up to the lake at midnight after a long day at work. I was itching to get out on the bank.
“In the night I heard and saw quite a few fish rolling on one particular spot so the next morning I flicked a single pop-up out to the spot and instantly received a savage liner. “After five minutes the rod was away and as soon as I lifted in to it I could tell it wasn’t a small double.
“She tipped the scales at 27lb 1oz and it was the only capture of the session, but my god it was worth it.”
Bradley used a Sticky Buchu Berry pop-up on a hinged stiff rig.