Target banked at 38lb from Essex syndicate

Gary Patterson caught his target fish from an Essex syndicate water in the shape of this 38lb 11oz mirror.

The fish, known as Shy, fell to a Mainline Hybrid dumbbell pop-up fished over 20 matching baits on a margin spot next to some lily pads.

The Kingston-on-Thames angler used a hinged stiff rig made with 25lb Fox Trans Khaki Rigidity and a size 7 SR hook.

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