A British angler left his hookbait out for three days to bank Mar-Peche’s biggest carp.
Benji Brittin caught the mirror known as Barbie Jo from the popular French venue at a colossal 86lb 4oz.
He said: “I started the session fishing on the back of somebody else’s bait, knowing they had fished there the day previous, and I didn’t wanting to spook them by putting other bait out.
“This tactic worked to catch the first fish of 49lb 2oz. I then started my own session by putting out boilies and crumb on a hard spot close to a weedbed.
“I did this over two days with nothing happening at all. I then decided to leave baiting and left my rig out for three days untouched.
“With confidence that shrink-wrapping my hookbait would avoid the crayfish, I hoped the fish would feel confident feeding on an undisturbed area.
“On my last day I had a take at 5.45am and had a battle with a fish called Barbie Jo, successfully landing her at 86lb 4oz!