This is the moment a 35lb common sent a centrepin spinning and a cane rod creaking.
Darren Thompson, who switched to traditionalist methods five years ago having been inspired by Chris Yates, banked the new personal best at Gabriel’s Fishery in Kent.
“It took me around 12 to 13 minutes to get her in, but it felt a lot longer,” said the 47-year-old.
“It was such a special moment as it was a pb on my traditional fishing gear.”
In typical Chris Yates style, the Surrey angler scattered sweetcorn around his spot and presented a Marukyu Credence Corn hookbait on a size 8 hook and a 1.5oz lead.
He told Carpfeed.com: “Fishing has been a huge hobby of mine since I was a kid and I started off using the standard carping gear.
“However, five years ago this all changed when I started watching Chris Yates. I see he used the more traditional tackle and this inspired me to make the change over.
“My most loved setup is my B James & Son cane rod and my Match Aerial wide-drum reel which I caught my pb on.”