You could forgive Liam Fagg for hanging up his rods until the new year after the first bite of his autumn campaign produced this absolute beauty.
The 40lb 4oz heavily scaled mirror came during an overnight session on a Mid Kent Fisheries syndicate venue.
Fishing to a clay spot, the 31-year-old deposited 5kg of 12mm Sticky Krill boilies over the area and presented a matching pop-up on a multi rig over the top.
The Kent angler used a size 4 Thinking Anglers hook and 25lb Tungskin from the same company.
Set in Yorkshire in 1994, a British film about a group of youngsters going carp fishing will be released in cinemas next month