LEICESTER scored another winner when local Craig Woolhouse caught this venue record bream the same weekend their football club were crowned improbable 5,000-1 Premier League champions.


While Leicester City secured a vital point at mighty Manchester United and Spurs slipped up at Chelsea, Craig was capturing his best ever haul of monster bream.

And with Mark Selby winning the Snooker World Championship, it was a triple whammy for the city.

Fishing a three night session on a local gravel pit, the 35-year-old smashed his personal best with the 17 lb 2 oz specimen.

It was the best of seven fish all caught during the night and the others weighed 10 lb 8 oz, 10 lb 12 oz, 11 lb 4 oz, 11 lb 6 oz, 11 lb 10 oz, and 14 lb 12 oz.

Baited spot at 98 yards

Craig said: “We listened to the game on the radio on the bank. I do back my home team of Leicester.

“It was quite funny really, my mate Shaun is a huge Spurs fan and wanted Leicester to lose because that would put his team in with a chance, so he wanted Man United to win.

“So when Man U scored, you heard him cheer across the lake but when Leicester scored the equaliser you heard an even louder shout from the other lads.

“But it was a great trip. The fish where all caught over a baited spot at 98 yards on sweetcorn either fished on the bottom or popped-up.

“I used a Spomb to deliver bait to my swim each evening before dark and I put out 15 kg of trout pellets, eight pints of maggots and eight cans of corn during the session.

“I have fished the lake for 12 years and the bream are certainly getting bigger. While it has always produced double-figure bream, more and more fish over 13 lb are coming out, so its just possible that one day a 20-pounder will be landed.”

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