This club record 46 lb 13 oz common carp was reward to moving swims to get on the fish.
The mighty common carp came after Jason Partlow moved three times in three days until he got the swim he wanted on an 80 acre Buckinghamshire boating lake.
The 46-year-old groundworker from Milton Keynes, who blanked 20 times previously, used Sticky Baits Vortex boilies and added a 24 lb mirror and three big doubles..
Jason said: “I arrived at the lake Tuesday morning and I couldn’t get in the swim I wanted. So straight away things didn’t start to well.
“But after three moves in three days I managed to get the swim. I managed two high doubles that evening. Followed the following morning by a stunning 24 lb mirror.
“Shortly after that a lost what felt like a good fish on snag. So I decided to drop the rod 6 ft short on the spot.
“An hour or so later I hooked in to a very powerful fish. After ten minutes of hard battle there lay in the bottom of my net for the second time in just over a year the golden common. This time she just looked immense.
“I deffo enjoyed it more this time as I had my partner, son and freinds there to cherish the moment with me. So after 20 blanks I was rewarded with my old friend. Dreams do come true. Hard work pays off,” he added.
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