Burghfield thirty for Ed Betteridge

Berkshire's daunting Burghfield Lake held no fear for Ed Betteridge as he banked this 30lb 2oz mirror as part of a two-fish catch.

The Greys and Chub media manager stalked the pair from a bay at the 96-acre water which is home to a 55lb-plus common carp.

Ed said: “I found two fish sunning themselves in a bay, so I thought this was as good an option as any, so I dropped in for the night and managed to bank two carp – one at 26lb 8oz and this 30lb 2oz mirror.

“Both fish were caught from right under my rod tips which goes to show that my Greys 3.5lb-test-curve AirCurves really are an all-round playing and long-distance casting rod.”

Both fish fell to Mainline Hybrid boilies on reverse snowman setups incorporating size six Korda Wide Gape hooks and 20lb N-Trap material.