Margin spot produces 31lb 10oz common

Lee Collings got his campaign on a Midlands syndicate water off to a flying start with this 31lb 10oz common caught on his first trip to the venue.

The Wolverhampton-based rod caught the impressive specimen, along with a mid-double, less than a rodlength from bank after he offered a Mainline Cell pop-up over a patch of light weed on the marginal shelf.

This was mounted on a chod rig tied with 25lb ESP Stiff Rig Bristle Filament and a size 5 Stiff Rigger hook, and fished over 30 broken boilies.