PB 50lb 12oz common from Essex syndicate

Eddie Marsh broke both his personal best and the lake record with this 50lb 12oz common caught during a four day session on an Essex syndicate water.

The 47-year-old operations manager had snapped the top section of one of his rods while casting out so had to improvise and use his marker rod instead.

He then cast a CarpBait UK The Nail boilie hookbait to a gravel shelf 60 yards from the bank and baited the feature with just 20 freebies.