Casting tight to an island at a popular day-ticket venue gave Greg Wildon a new personal best in the shape of this turbo-charged mirror.
The 39lb 6oz mirror came during a 72-hour session at Kent’s Elphicks Fishery, which included a double, a 26lb 4oz common and an 11lb catfish.
“I’d seen a lot of big fish by the edge of the island,” said the Colchester, Essex, angler, “so I managed to get a bait about 2ft from the edge of the island. After about an hour, the fish took off at an amazing speed.
“Eventually, after a brilliant fight, it made it to the net – a truly magnificent specimen.”
Greg, who regularly catapulted boilies over his spot at 40 yards, added: “This was a new personal best and it certainly made my day.”