Overnighter twenties brace

A QUICK overnight session on a Shropshire syndicate produced a brace of 20lb-plus commons for Liam Ryan.

Setting up on the back of a cold northerly wind, the Cheshire-based rod landed his first fish, this 22lb 8oz specimen, on a snowman style hookbait consisting of a Baitcraft T1 freezer bait tipped with a Super Fruit pop-up cast out in conjunction with a golf ball sized PVA mesh bag of crumbed boilies.

His second fish, which also tipped the scales at 22lb 8oz, fell to a trimmed down Snowball pop-up mounted on a 360 rig.