Ben Freeman's rod had only been out for a couple of hours when he banked this impressive 39lb 4oz mirror from the Essex Manor syndicate.
The Romford-based Rentokil technician was using the new Nash Tangerine Dream boilies for the very first time and presented his hookbait 30 yards out over a scattering of freebies on an eight inch combi-rig incorporating a size 8 Fang X hook.
“My hookbaits hadn’t been out for long when I received a finicky take,” he said. “I was met with a solid resistance when I lifted in to it so I knew I was attached to a decent fish. It gave a good account itself but I eventually slid my prize over the waiting net.”