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BRADLEY PURSSEY has shot from nowhere to become one of the year’s leading contenders in our Fox Specimen Cup after sharing photos of two of his giants – an 18 lb 1 oz bream (pictured) and 5 lb 9 oz perch.

Bradley’s slab is reckoned to be the biggest ever bream reported from a day ticket water, being landed at Twynersh Fishing Complex, near Chertsey, Surrey.

Local Cobham-based Bradley took the massive bream in a great haul from Pit Seven that included nine other bream to 9 lb and a dozen carp.

And in-form Bradley didn’t stop there – he’s also banked one of the biggest ever river perch with a stunning 5 lb 9 oz stripy from the River Mole in Cobham itself.

For the full story plus picture of the stunning perch, and news on probably the biggest double-figure bream haul of all time, read this week’s Angler’s Mail magazine.