A pair of anglers shared an incredible 53 fish in 48 hours at Linear Fisheries – including a new lake record of 44lb 6oz.
Ryan Mallon and Lee Jolley doubled up on a Brasenose One swim and fished just two rods each.
The pair, from Stafford, began receiving bites almost instantly and caught an incredible 29 20-pounders and three 30s during their stay.
The big mirror, which is the biggest fish ever caught from the day-ticket lake, was the penultimate fish of the trip.
Taxi driver Ryan told Carpfeed: “I think we were in peg four or five. We spodded sweetcorn and crumbed Mainline Cell over the top of 8ft and 9ft yellow-and-white zigs.
“The action started instantly and we had a treble take within 10 minutes!
“We fished doubled up using four rods between us on a single peg. The big mirror was the second-to-last fish and gave Lee the right run around, going on a 60-yard run and wiping out the rods of the angler to our left.
“It was a right mess. Tangled and unable to reach the fish with the net, I waded out and claimed our prize!”
Ryan added that the pair didn’t put out too much bait, introducing about five Spombs every couple of hours.
Linear Fisheries general manager Chris Blunt told us: “It’s the current lake record, but it wouldn’t surprise me if we now have between five and 10 over 40lb in there now.”