39lb 6oz mir­ror ‘cer­tainly made my day’

Angling Times (UK) - - CATCHES OF THE WEEK -

CAST­ING tight to an is­land at a pop­u­lar day-ticket venue gave Greg Wil­don a new per­sonal best in the shape of this turbo-charged mir­ror.

The 39lb 6oz mir­ror came dur­ing a 72-hour ses­sion at Kent’s El­ph­icks Fish­ery, which in­cluded a dou­ble, a 26lb 4oz com­mon and an 11lb catfish.

“I’d seen a lot of big fish by the edge of the is­land,” said the Colch­ester, Es­sex, an­gler, “so I man­aged to get a bait about 2ft from the edge of the is­land. Af­ter about an hour, the fish took off at an amaz­ing speed.

“Even­tu­ally, af­ter a bril­liant fight, it made it to the net – a truly mag­nif­i­cent spec­i­men.”

Greg, who reg­u­larly cat­a­pulted boilies over his spot at 40 yards, added: “This was a new per­sonal best and it cer­tainly made my day.”

This 39lb 6oz spec­i­men was a new best for Greg Wil­don.

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