A new test boilie due for release next year provided Ian Hirst with two fish for more than 75lb and a new personal best.
Fishing at Grenville Lake in Cambridgeshire, the Bait-Tech sales and brand manager spotted fish at long range and baited heavily to tempt a 41lb 3oz mirror and another of 36lb shortly afterwards.
He said: “After seeing fish show at distance I started the session at long range and introduced 5kg of the new boilie in 15mm and 18mm sizes. It’s currently under test and due for release early in 2017.”
He added: “Conditions looked bang on as a new southerly wind had kicked up.
“The 41lb 3oz mirror came a few hours after introducing the bait and the 36lb mirror followed after I had topped up the swim later the same day with another 5kg of the freezer boilie.
“The 41lb 3oz fish is my new UK personal best.”