Andy Hargreaves has become the first visiting angler to bank both of Spitfire Pool’s coveted commons.
His capture of the Wood Common at 49lb 8oz comes after he caught the Norfolk venue’s Long Common at 41lb last year. Only venue owner Rich Wilby had previously completed the double.
The Wood Common came in the final hour of Andy’s final day of a week-long session.
The 29-year-old told Angling Times: “I started fishing there for this fish and I wasn’t leaving until I caught it.”
The Salford angler added: “Catching the Wood was incredible. I fish to collect a set from a venue and it was the same at Spitfire. To catch both commons was a hard task having only been done by the Rich before. I just kept jumping about screaming – what a session!
“I personally think they are two of my three favourite commons in the country,” added the leisure manager, who is now after the third of those fish, an under-the-radar 50-pounder.