CARPER Ed Betteridge certainly put in the effort over the past three years but his hard work finally paid off with his target fish – Choco at 49 lb 12 oz.

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The lab team leader had matted most of the stock from a syndicate lake before his dream fish and new PB came to the net.

Swadlincote, Derbyshire-based Ed, 34, explained: ‘I have fished in pursuit of Choco for three years and three weeks and I must admit I started to doubt it would ever happen.’

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