Forgotten-lake gem for Adam Firth

Making the most of limited angling time paid off for Korum angler, Adam Firth when he managed to slip the net under a stunning Shropshire stillwater 26lb 2oz common.

After finding the venue on Google Earth, a bit of research revealed a forgotten gem - a day ticket fishery, lost in time with £2.50 tickets and honesty box system.

“I wasn’t really sure what the lake held when I started, but fancied a challenge,” said Adam.

On only his second night on the venue he received a slowly twitchy take which he thought was a bream until he netted it.

“Peering in to the net I saw a large golden flank shining in the early morning light. It went 26lb 2oz on the scales, my second overnighter on the lake, first bite and an old Shropshire common in my arms.”

Adam used a Sonubaits Code Red 18mm hookbait on a 15lb Avid Captive Coated Braid hooklink and a size 4 Avid LSK hook.