PERSERVERANCE proved key for Dr Paul Garner when he bagged this colossal 35 lb 2 oz grass carp off the surface at a southern stillwater.

Paul, who directs operations for Nash sub-brand Peg One, caught the big grassie on his third visit, on a scorching hot day.

The big grass carp, one of three “alien species” he is targeting at the moment, was tempted from a small stock of around a dozen fish.

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