Accurate casting results in 46lb 6oz mirror

Accurate casting to a small whole in the weed at nearly 100yds range proved to be the key to success for Adam Smith who caught this stunning 46lb 6oz mirror from an Oxfordshire gravel pit.

The all-important bite came three days into the 38-year-olds four day session after he presented a homemade, white cork ball pop-up over 2kg of CC Moore Odyssey XXX boilies.

It is the fourth fish he has caught from the tricky venue since April and is his sixth UK forty.

For the full details see next week’s Angling Times on sale July 12.