Nemo found at 43lb 3oz

Detailed reconnaissance helped former Royal Marines commando Martin Goddard land a venue record on only his second visit to Bury Hill Fishery.
The 43lb 3oz mirror, known as Nemo, came from Temple Lake at the Surrey complex and is the venue’s biggest-ever fish.
“It’s made my year, surpassed my fishing experiences to date and smashed my pb, and I’ve made some cracking mates along the way,” beamed Martin, who caught the fish during a 24-hour session just before New Year following his first visit to the venue only nine days earlier.
He added: “After walking around the lake and taking charge of my notes and the conditions I settled into peg three along the Road Bank, where I had fished the week before.
“I’d found three hard spots with very little effort as I’d had a feel about previously. Taking notes and always scanning the environment will give you clues, and I had a really good feeling about being on the lake and was extremely confident about a potential capture.
“At 10.15am I had a screaming run, which I successfully struck into, and I soon realised that this was a very good fish. It kited towards the top end of the lake and then fiercely headed for the reeds to my left-hand side.
“Following a very tough 25-minute battle I eventually slipped the net under one of Temple’s best-known residents, the stunning linear mirror known as Nemo.”
Martin fished a whittled-down Mainline Cell wafter on a 7ins combi rig with a small PVA bag of mini boilies.
He added: “Only my second visit to Temple and I banked the big girl – no fluke, as I work very hard on all my carp fishing, driving my other half bonkers when all I want to do is tie a new rig and hatch a plan of action to capture these beautiful creatures!”