48-pounder tops six of the best at Nash's Church Lake

48-pounder tops six of the best at Nash's Church Lake

A four-night session on Kevin Nash’s Church Lake began with a bang and continued to deliver for Paul Crocker.

The 54-year-old builder got off the mark at the £500-a-week Essex venue with this 48lb mirror and added five more fish to his tally before the end of the trip.

Paul with his 48-pounder, which was the first fish of his trip

Paul with his 48-pounder, which was the first fish of his trip

“This was the first of six fish caught in that session, and a new English personal best for me,” said Paul, who also managed two scaly mirrors of 36lb and 31lb.

This 36lb scaly beauty was one of six for the builder

This 36lb scaly beauty was one of six for the builder

He fished Nash Scopex Squid boilies just eight wraps (32yds) out and scattered 50 freebies over the top for the capture of the big mirror.

This mirror weighed 31lb

This mirror weighed 31lb