A recent decision to target carp on his local canal paid off handsomely for Bobby Gabriel with the capture of this 35lb bruiser.
The big mirror came during a two-hour evening session on the Royal Military Canal at Hythe in Kent.
Bobby told Carpfeed: “I caught it on a short session last Thursday after work. I couldn’t be happier!
“It’s believe to be the biggest [in the canal] at 35lb and smashed my personal best by 18lb.
“I’ve fished the canal since I was a kid, mostly coarse fishing, but I’ve tried catching the carp for the last four months and this way my fourth fish.”