48lb mirror is perfect birthday present for Claridge

48lb mirror is perfect birthday present for Claridge

John Claridge celebrated his 46th birthday by catching this amazing 48lb mirror from a large gravel pit in the Cotswolds.

He only fished for 14 hours, and targeted a spot at 100yds with Sticky Manilla pop-ups over five large Spombs full of heavily glugged 16mm and 20mm freebies.

John, who comes from Swindon and works as the manager of the Tackle Den in Cirencester, added a smaller fish later in the same trip.

He used a Ronnie rig incorporating a Fox SZ5 Medium Curve hook and a 20lb Illusion hooklink  from the same company.

Not a bad birthday treat!

Not a bad birthday treat!