A 10-hour session in taxing conditions on a day-ticket venue gave Ben Hounslow this 30lb-plus ghostie.
Having setting up at Buckinghamshire’s Farlow Lake Two in a biting wind and low temperatures, the 24-year-old caught this distinctive 30lb 4oz fish from a snaggy area.
The local angler said: “I caught this rare Farlow Lake Two ghostie from the tree snag over a kilo of Nash Scopex pellet and a kilo of chopped boilies.
“I fished my 4ins Ronnie rig as tight as I could to the sunken snag with a yellow Scopex pop-up.
“Thirty minutes after setting up in 3C with a strong wind I landed this beauty.”