A new lake record has been landed at Brasenose One on the Linear complex in Oxfordshire.
The big mirror, which weighed 46lb 4oz, was banked by Max Smith, who used solid PVA bags at long range.
Max, from Cheltenham, said: “I had a 35lb from Oxlease (also Linear) a few years ago, and I’ve been trying my hardest to beat it ever since.
“I fish the complex quite a bit, and always use solid PVA bags containing little 12mm wafters on short rigs and size 6 hooks.
|That’s my starting point, and then if I have a fish, I always put a little bit of bait out.
“What I like most about Linear is that they aren’t easy waters and every lake holds a monster.”