Catching big bream in a weed-clad lake was no chore for Adam Riches, who rowed a boat out to drop his hookbaits into a clear patch and bag this 15lb 10oz personal best.
The 29-year-old carpenter out-foxed the super-slab on a tricky southern gravel pit.
“The water is full of snags, and using a boat was the only way to get my baits through to the fish,” Adam explained.
“I found a clear spot 130 yards out and baited it with a particle and pellet mix, before rowing out to drop my rigs baited with popped-up fake corn.
“After a slow spring and only one 14lb-plus bream so far this season, I was absolutely chuffed with the result.”
Two other bream weighing 10lb 1oz and 10lb 14oz were landed to make this a session to remember for Adam.