Maggots bank 39lb 6oz mirror from Blue Pool

Heavy baiting with maggots produced the Blue Pool’s biggest resident at 39lb 6oz.

Manchester angler Mark Aldred travelled to the Berkshire venue and fed a margin spot for three days before landing the mirror.

He said: “I've been to the Blue Pool a couple times now and on this trip I hit the jackpot in the shape of the big one at 39lb 6oz.

“I had been feeding a margin spot for three days with roughly a gallon of maggots a day and tempted this one, along with seven other good twenties, on a bunch of red maggots on a clip.

“It smashed by PB and as you can imagine I was ecstatic.”

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