ROCK hard Leicestershire venue Swithland Reservoir has produced a superb 15lb 10oz bream to specialist Lee McManus.
Lee, a qualifier for the Midland Angler Specialist of the Year final which takes place later this month, baited a gap in the weed 100 yards out with hemp, corn, casters and maggots.
The fish took double red maggot on a size 16 hook and was the Aylestone angler’s only fish of the session. Lee has been fishing the venue regularly through the summer but has had only four fish.
The catch comes as Hertfordshire angler Keith Wesley reports and amazing haul of slabs from Savay Lake in Harefield, London.
Keith took an amazing 23 double figure fish in just 25 hours, topped off by a 15lb 4oz beauty.