Craig Walker beat his personal best twice during a dream session at the Bluebell Lakes complex in Northamptonshire.
Faced with warm temperatures and high air pressure, he targeted Swan Lake and put his faith in zig rigs right from the start.
After a quiet first night, Craig recast towards an area where he’d seen fish showing and soon got a take that resulted in a new pb of 36lb 8oz.
Just five minutes later he got another bite which unfortunately fell off during the fight, but he didn’t have long to wait before compensation arrived in the shape of the venue’s biggest fish – Dave at a weight of 54lb 11oz.
“I can't wait to get back down there as I've decided I'm gonna put a lot more time into Bluebell and hopefully get among some more of the bigguns!” said a delighted Craig.