Fishing pellet hookbaits over a bed of corn and hemp simply proved too much for this chunky 15lb 6oz bream to resist.
The large slab was a new personal best for Chris Higham who targeted his local syndicate water after being tempted by improved weather conditions.
He said: “My right-hand rod’s bobbin shot to the alarm around midnight and I was in.
“As the fish rose to the surface and into my net I knew it was my new biggest.
“I was elated with my first bream from the syndicate which sent the scales round to 15lb 6oz – a proper bin lid!”