Eighth forty of the season

JON TAYLOR has caught his eighth forty of the season in the form of this 42lb 4oz mirror from the Manor Farm syndicate in Essex.

The Benfleet-based Sticky Baits-backed rod tempted the sought-after specimen known as the Big Lin during a 24 hour session on the famous big fish venue.

Fishing at around 20yds range on the marginal shelf, he offered a 16mm Buchu-Berry pop-up on a size 7 Nash Fang Twister hook and a 20lb Missing Link hooklink over a scattering of Vor-Tex free offerings.