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Southern stunner after 60-night blank

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Southern stunner after 60-night blank

Sixty nights this year without a fish and then this absolute gem arrives.

Will Edwards has been toiling hard on a southern gravel pit this year, but got his rewards on June 16 with this 44lb 4oz mirror.

The fish, known as the Random Lin, fell during a four-night stay for the 19-year-old from Andover.

“The fish was the first one I had caught this year,” he said.

“I had done about 60 nights this year on the water without a fish.”

 What a beaut! 44lb 4oz

What a beaut! 44lb 4oz

The quantity surveyor chose to fish a gravel bar close in and baited with a total of 15kg of Sticky Bloodworm and Krill boilies soaked in hemp juice and coated in Krill Powder, plus hemp and tigers.

 Will's first fish in 60 nights this year

Will's first fish in 60 nights this year

He added: “At around 10pm on Friday night a couple of good fish topped over the spot.

“The bite came at 4am Saturday morning. After a hard fight I knew it was a good fish and it turned out to be the Random Lin.”

Will fished 14mm Sticky Krill White Ones pop-ups on hinged stiff rigs.

 Great fish, great pics!

Great fish, great pics!