DAVE BOULSTRIDGE put in five years fishing for just six bites but his last pull gave him the fish of his dreams with a stunning 18 lb 8 oz bream.

The biggest bream reported to the Mail this season came from Ferry Lagoon on Cambridgeshire’s Fen Drayton complex.

Experts believe it might be the same fish that Mark McKenna had last September at 22 lb 9 oz that is still going through the long and laborious official record procedure.

For full catch details and picture buy this week’s Angler’s Mail magazine.