Single hookbait fools 28lb 2oz Walthamstow carp

A single hookbait produced the goods for Justin Holness who landed this 28lb 2oz mirror during a day session on Walthamstow Reservoir Number 3.

The Essex-based rod cast a Nash Monster Squid bottom bait tipped with a fluorescent artificial maggot towards an island at 70 yards range.

He said: “This was my only fish of the season but I was really chuffed any it was the perfect way to end 2012.”