Iconic shot at Europe's hottest venue

Iconic shot at Europe's hottest venue

Jethro Buter cradles this 46lb-plus mirror in front of one of the most beautiful backdrops in European carp angling.

The Church on the Island at Slovenia’s Lake Bled provides a majestic background for this catch shot.

 A shot to cherish for Jethro 

A shot to cherish for Jethro 

The fish, weighed metrically at 21.1kg, was one of five fish in three days for Dutch angler Jethro.

The 29-year-old said: “This awesome 21.1 kg fish was caught from Lake Bled in Slovenia.

“On a three-day session I managed to catch five fish. It’s a hard lake and not much caught during the weekend.”

The 360-acre venue is a popular tourist destination in the Julian Alps area of northwestern Slovenia. It contains large carp and was brought to prominence among UK anglers by the the second Euro Banx film.

Jethro fed a mixture of Sticky Krill and Manilla boilies, with either a pink Krill wafter or yellow Manilla wafter over the top.

His rigs featured 25lb Ashima Excalibur hooklinks and size 4 Ashima C887 Heavy Carp hooks.