You can’t leave your rods with someone else without thinking they might land the fish of your dreams.
And that’s exactly what happened to Darrin Jones when he handed temporary custody of his gear to his wife while he went exploring at a Hampshire stillwater.
“I took the missus, Jayne, for a night on my local syndicate,” said Darrin. “I had a 21lb mirror at 3am, so it was her turn on the rods.
“I was off round the pond looking for signs of fish when the inevitable happened! She did a great job of playing the fish as it put up a hard fight. It weighed 40lb 12oz.
“Both fish were caught using CC Moore Pacific Tuna glugged with L030.”