Baz Lloyd managed to break not only his personal best but also the Richworth Linear Fisheries Manor Farm lake record with this 45lb 2oz mirror known as Spike.
Fishing to a firm silt patch at 110yds, the Cheshire-based 25-year-old spodded out a jar of CC Moore Intense Hemp and 5kg of chopped 15mm Odyssey XXX boilies. He then offered a snowman presentation consisting of a 15mm bottom bait and a white Northern Special pop-up over the top.
He said: “I was up at first light watching the spot like a hawk. I saw a fish show bang on the money, then at 9.30am my line pulled up tight. I was delighted when I peered over the net and saw one of the Manor’s old originals.”
Baz presented his hookbait on a 4ins 20lb Nash Missing Link hooklink and a size 6 Korda Wide Gape hook.