35lb 6oz is best of five at Burghfield for Ed Betteridge

Ed Betteridge has continued his run of form on the daunting 96-acre Burghfield Lake in Berkshire with a five fish haul.

The highlight of the Derbyshire-based Greys media manager’s session was a stunning 35lb 6oz mirror which he backed up with another thirty of 31lb 8oz as well as fish of 29lb 14oz and two of 23lb.

Targeting a long range spot which he’d baited the week before with Mainline Baits Hybrid boilies and Response pellets, Ed offered pop-up hookbaits on a short hinged-stiff rigs.

“This is my most successful session on the venue to date,” he told Angling Times. “The first morning of the trip produced only one bite - a 31lb 8oz mirror. The action was much more frantic on the second morning with the line bites starting at 3am. Between 7am and 9am I received four bites, resulting in one lost fish, a tench and mirrors of 23lb and 29lb 14oz.

“The third morning produced two more fish, including my first common from the water at 23lb, and the best fish of the session in the form of a stunning 35lb 6oz mirror. I was completely taken aback by the success of the trip and it will certainly be one that I will always remember from the low-stocked water.”