High thirty highlight of surface duo

A day's floater fishing proved productive for Wesley Coggleshall who took two fish off the surface from the Lea Valley’s North Met Pit – the highlight this chunky 38lb 8oz mirror.

The impressive specimen was taken by the Kent-based ventilation engineer no more than 10 yards from the bank of the 53-acre gravel pit using a trimmed down 16mm Krill pop-up from bait company Sticky.

The 33-year-old used the same tactics to also land a 22lb 2oz common during the trip, with both fish beaten with 10lb Pro Clear mainline attached to a size 10 G-Force Wide Gape hook.