26lb 4oz mirror from Grand Union Canal for 12-year-old

Young Sean Mohan’s first night-fishing trip on the canal provided him with this striking 26lb 4oz mirror.

The 12-year-old Birmingham angler was taken to the Grand Union Canal by his neighbour and experienced eel angler Nick Duffy.

Nick told Angling Times: “I do 95 per cent of my fishing on the Grand Union Canal around Warwick and Leamington so it seemed a good place to take him. I know where there are carp as I had caught a few while fishing for eels.

“Sean caught it on two grains of corn over pellets fished by a nearside bush. It’s his first fish over 10lb so I was over the moon for him to catch a double, never mind a twenty!”

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