After a scorching day my left hand rid ripped off. 70 yrs out. After several searing runs and 10 minutes later I was able to net my prize. This fish was backed with 2 further 20 + fish and a 19lb 14oz mirror too. Absolutely ecstatic with my haul.
After seeing him all day showing in a little bay area where I baited up earlyer that day, I found a clear gravel spot just in front of my baited area, 4 hand fulls of pellets and 20 minutes waiting I eventually hooked him. 25 year old popeye!