The North Lake at Elphicks Fishery froze over twice during Olly Sanders’ session but he still managed to bank a new personal-best common.
The 26-year-old from Sevenoaks was on his first visit to the Kent day-ticket complex and caught the 34lb common during a three-night stay.
He said: “The lake froze over twice during my session. This fish came just a few hours after the lake had thawed, just before last light.”
Olly fished a DNA Baits PB pop-up on a Ronnie Rig over maggots and DNA S7 crumb and Crayfish Mini Mix.
His rig featured a size 6 Fox Edges Medium Curve hook and about 8ins of Fox Camotex Semi Stiff.