Wesley Johnson took advantage of having a French lake to himself to bank this incredible-looking mirror.
The 57lb 10oz scaly beast came from Villereal Fishery in south-west France, which the 30-year-old fished during a week-long family holiday.
The Manchester angler said: “I was on a family holiday and having the lake to myself I baited a few spots early morning and came back early afternoon.
“I lowered a Sticky Manilla bottom bait in the edge and this was the result – a 57lb scaly mirror, the king of the lake on the first day.
“I also had a 39lb mirror known as One Pec.”