First session results in lake's biggest carp

On his first ever session on Suffolk Water Park’s Specimen Lake, Chris Squirrell managed to catch the venue’s biggest resident in the form of this 39lb mirror.

Due to the number of other anglers on the lake, the 27-year-old Ipswich-based rod set up in a quiet area to escape the angling pressure and cast a snowman hookbait tight to an overhanging tree at 50yds range.

He mounted his hookbaits on an 8ins 20lb Korda Hybrid hooklink and a size 8 Korda Longshank X hook with a 2oz lead on a safety clip system.