One night, one bite, one huge common!

Willy Baccolini only needed one night at a small and heavily-fished lake to land this stunning 44lb common carp.

After baiting a small area heavily with DD Baits Freshwater Snail readymade boilies, the Italian Prologic consultant placed a 24mm bottom bait of the same flavour in the middle if the patch of freebies before sitting down to have a meal.

However, he had hardly taken a mouthful when one of his alarms sounded, marking the start of a ferocious battle lasting more than 15 minutes before the mighty fish was landed.