Uckfield, East Sussex-based Fred explained: ‘I had it virtually straight away and then an hour later I had another take and struck into nothing.
‘The fish fell to my usual tactics of lobworm as hookbait with maggots sprayed little and often. It is a new personal best by 3 oz.’
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