A day of searching for a big grayling finally paid off for Adam Perna when he netted this 2lb specimen from a southern waterway.
The Oxfordshire-based angler fooled his new personal best for the species with a bunch of maggots presented alongside a simple feeder setup.
He has now revealed his intention to target the species more often in the coming months and said: “I found a deep pool that looked perfect to produce a bite and thankfully my hunch was right. I’m hoping to up my best yet again once the weather cools down.”
His successful rig was made up of 4lb mainline and a size 14 hook.