A huge lead placed at short range helped Anthony Jones bag this Oxfordshire mirror.
The 34lb 6oz fish came from Stoneacres on the Linch Hill site and took a rig and hookbait attached to a sturdy 10oz lead.
Anthony caught the fish yesterday [May 15], halfway through a long session.
The 35-year-old said: “This is my third session on Stoneacres and I am three days into a week-long trip. I’m over the moon to get off the mark on my new water.”
The fish came from a short-range shallow spot baited from a boat with 5kg of different-size boilies and particles.
Anthony used a D rig and a Mainline Cell hookbait attached to a 10oz Winslow Lead Services leger.