The 'Pretty One' hits the net at 39lb 8oz

On his first ever session at Farlows Lake, Alex Collins caught one of the venue’s most sought after residents in the form of this 39lb 8oz mirror known as The Pretty One.

The all-important bite came just 30 minutes in to the 16-year-old Feltham-based rod’s session at the Buckinghamshire venue.

He put his faith in a trimmed-down Dynamite Baits Tiger Nut boilie tipped with a corn hair stop. This was offered alongside a PVA stick coated in Kiana Goo on a size 7 Nash Fang Twister hook.