18lb 3oz day-ticket bream caught

This huge 18lb 3oz bream was caught by Joel Mcintyre during a 36 hour session targeting the carp in Mallard Lake on the Northamptonshire Bluebell complex.

The 29-year-old Nottinghamshire-based rod baited a silt patch at 60yds with half a kilo of boilies and offered a glugged 14mm Innovate 365 hookbait over the top in conjunction with a PVA bag of pellets and crushed boilies.

He said: “It was a twitchy take and although I could tell it was a bream from the off I was stunned when I saw the size of it.”

Joel’s rig consisted of a size 10 hook and a 10ins 15lb fluorocarbon hooklink.