Monument One produces three 40s in a weekend

Monument One produces three 40s in a weekend

A Midlands day-ticket fishery produced three different 40-pounders over the weekend.

Monument One on the RH Fisheries site in Shifnal, Shropshire, switched on in style.

On Friday Ben Jones bagged a new 40 for the water with a 42lb 2oz mirror. He was fishing in peg 14 but moved to peg 11 for the last few hours of his session after seeing fish show.

He was rewarded with this big mirror, which he was allowed to name. Ben chose ‘Big Lenny’ after his son.

Ben Jones with a new 40 for the venue

Ben Jones with a new 40 for the venue

Over the weekend, Gareth Milligan banked a brace of 40s from peg five. His first fish, Richie at 44lb 4oz, came on Saturday to give him a new personal-best mirror.

Gareth Milligan caught Richie at 44lb 4oz…

Gareth Milligan caught Richie at 44lb 4oz…

At 6.30am on Sunday he snared a pb common in the shape of Houdini at exactly 42lb.

…then Houdini at 42lb

…then Houdini at 42lb