End of season stunner for Gareth Fareham

This stunning 37lb 10oz mirror was caught by Gareth Fareham from a southern stillwater just before it closed for the season.

Gaz had been baiting an area of the lake since early February with a mixture of 10mm and 12mm CC Moore Odyssey XXX boilies with Live System and Amino Green 365 pellets.

On the last night of the season he arrived at the venue after work and cast a balanced XXX hookbait tipped with a small piece of yellow corn over a light scattering of freebies.

The all-important bite came just after first light and following a lengthy battle he slipped the net under the impressive specimen.