48lb Stanwick common is new personal best

Adrian Priest secured a new personal best with this glorious 48lb 8oz common from Stanwick Lakes.

The fish, known as the Colonel, came from Roman Lake on the six-water complex in Northamptonshire during a 72-hour stay.

Adrian, from Rugby, fished a marginal shelf 60yds to the left of his swim. He presented a Sticky Manilla wafter in 5ft of water close to a fallen tree.

The 46-year-old used a 5oz lead and an 8ins Fox Cortex hooklink tied to a size 6 Nash Fang hook.

He also managed a 27lb mirror.

The Colonel at 48lb 8oz

The Colonel at 48lb 8oz