Change of fortunes produce 43lb 8oz mirror

Ted Bryan’s four day session on a southern stillwater didn’t start brilliantly with him losing two big carp. But his fortunes soon changed and he ended up putting eight fish on the bank – the highlight being this 43lb 8oz mirror.

The Sydenham-based specimen hunter moved swims to get a better casting angle towards a weed bed where he’d seen numerous fish showing.

Using Nash IC1 pop-ups in conjunction with PVA bags of chopped boilies and rock salt crystals he landed six twenties and a 32lb 4oz mirror before receiving a take from the biggest of the bunch while packing his gear away at the end of trip.