Youngster sets record at Cromwell Lake

Schoolboy Morgan Wigglesworth broke the venue record at Nottinghamshire’s Cromwell Lake with this 44lb 6oz mirror.

The 16-year-old banked Rose at her top weight and also managed another mirror of 29lb 10oz at the Newark fishery.

“This was the first time I had ever been to this lake so I didn’t have any preconceived ideas, I just went hoping to catch a big fish and beat my personal best. So when I pulled Rose out she was a definite bonus!”

Morgan fished a 2ins chod rig at 90 yards over a bed of bird seeds, hemp, maize and tinned tuna. The big mirror came 10 hours into the session. Morgan said: “At 5.15am the reel roared off. It took about 15 minutes to land after a dogged fight over and through weed.

“After I had come back down to earth due to it being the lake record and my own pb, my second rod went and I pulled out a 29lb 10oz mirror.”

The teenager, from Sunnyside in Rotherham, South Yorks, caught both fish on white Mainline Toffee pop-ups.

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