Emperor forty after just three hours

JOSEPH Baldwin only received one bite during his 48 hour session at Emperor Lakes in Devon – but he wasn’t complaining as it resulted in this 41lb 5oz mirror.

It was the first time the 35-year-old Somerset-based Splash Baits consultant had fished at the complex and setting up on the Syndicate Lake he decided to fish just off the strong wind which was hacking across the water.

Casting tight to an island the all-important bite came just three hours in to his trip after he offered a Splash Baits Assassin boilie over around 25 free offerings. This was mounted on a fluorocarbon and supple braid combi-rig with an Atomic Grabba hook.