No wonder Mark Morgan is smiling after landing this long 44lb 11oz common from Linear Fisheries.
The lake-record common was part of an eight-fish hit inspired by a chat with England star Kev Hewitt.
Kev manages the Hinders of Swindon tackle shop and showed Mark how he ties his Ronnie rigs. Two weeks later this fish was in the bottom of his landing net!
Also falling during the session at the Gaunts Lake syndicate water on the Oxfordshire complex was the Aunty Albert Fish at 35lb 13oz and a number of twenties.
Mark used CC Moore Northern Special pop-ups over a spod mix made up of hemp, roasted peanut chops, 10mm boilies and CC Moore Roasted Nut Extract.
The all-important Ronnie rigs were tied with Size 4 ESP Curveshanx hooks and ESP Tungsten Loaded hooklinks.