78lb best of 26-fish net from Rainbow Lake

This huge 78lb mirror was the highlight of a 26 fish haul during Tony Kenrick’s two week session at former record venue Rainbow Lake in France.

The 50-year-old from St Helens caught the impressive specimen known as Briggs’ Fish from close to an island surrounded by sunken trees at 150 yards which he baited with a bed of boilies and mixed particles.

Over the top of this he offered a Sticky Krill boilie hookbait on a heavy duty rig comprising 50lb braid, and a 45lb hooklink attached to a Solar 101 hook in conjunction with a 10oz drop-off lead.

He said: “This is actually the second time I’ve had Briggs’ Fish this year as I also had it at 84lb in March.”