40lb 6oz mirror carp from the margins

Richard Effamy watched fish feeding close in before pouncing on this 40lb 6oz mirror.

The 28-year-old from Chichester in West Sussex caught the fish from a southern gravel pit during a 15-hour overnight session.

The plastering contractor baited a margin spot close to a weed bed with half a kilogram of chopped and mixed-size Sticky Krill boilies and fished a multi rig over the top.

His setup featured a 2oz square pear lead, 25lb green Atomic Jel-E-Wyre and a size six Gardner Continental Mugga hook.

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