12ins zig fools Baden Hall 40

12ins zig fools Baden Hall 40

Andrew Swift’s first-ever trip to Baden Hall produced this 43lb mirror on a 1ft zig rig.

The 31-year-old from Wigan caught the new personal best during a 48-hour session on Quarry Pool at the Staffordshire day-ticket site.

A great reward for Andrew’s first trip to the venue

A great reward for Andrew’s first trip to the venue

The plasterer told Carpfeed: “I fished peg one as there was a strong wind blowing down to the island on my right.

“I started off fishing in open water on 5ft zigs with black foam, but after the first night drew a blank I decided in the afternoon to get on the wind. 

“I changed to a 1ft zig with yellow foam after finding depths of 4ft just off the island. 

Andrew fished peg one.  CLICK FOR OUR GUIDE TO QUARRY

Andrew fished peg one. CLICK FOR OUR GUIDE TO QUARRY

“The bite was violent and after a 25-minute fight I landed the fish .I then realised it hadn't dropped my lead so I was very lucky.”

The new pb was caught very close to a small island

The new pb was caught very close to a small island