Fresh from its six-month closure, Oxlease Lake has sprung back into life with a new lake-record mirror.
The Linear Fisheries day-ticket, which produced its coveted Big Common at 47lb 8oz just 24 hours after re-opening, was shut from October until April after unexplained fish deaths.
Now, though, after getting a clean bill of health the Oxfordshire water and its residents are thriving.
Adam Cooper took full advantage with this new record mirror of 44lb 12oz as part of a six-fish catch that also included mirrors of 29lb 14oz, 25lb 12oz and 23lb 12oz, plus two mid-doubles.
The 19-year-old from Crewe said: “The first night produced the two mid-doubles, which gave me the confidence going in to the second night.
“I woke up about 10am to a take which was the 29lb 14oz mirror, which I was over the moon about.
“As soon as the fish was safely in the net I spodded back out on the spot as I was fishing two rods close together.
“About 20 minutes later the other rod was away which came to be the new lake-record mirror at 44lb 12oz.”
Adam was fishing at 68yds to silt in the middle of two bars.
He baited with hemp, corn and Sticky Manilla boilies and fished a balanced yellow wafter on an IQ D rig. Here's a step-by-step guide to tying the IQ D rig