A week of evening prebaiting paid off in style for Lewis Jones as he caught this new personal best.
The 40lb 10oz mirror came from Northey Park in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, during an overnight session.
The 26-year-old from nearby Bourne had been prebaiting with Sticky Krill boilies before his session.
He said: “After seeing fish moving about from the boat I thought it was worth a good shout so I started off putting bait in for a week every evening and then fished it on the following Thursday night.
“I was woken by the bite at 6am and was hooked into a fish which didn't feel to big until I got her in close and she started to use her weight up and down the margin, kiting left and right, before I finally scooped the net under her.
“It was a new pb and I was absolutely buzzing.”