A HECTIC four-day session produced a staggering 38 hard-fighting catfish for Glyn Jones, as his ultra-powerful 5 lb test curve rods were given a thorough workout.

Tackling at Wintons Fishery, near Burgess Hill, West Sussex, the local 53-year-old banked one 50-pounder, three 40s, six 30s, ten 20s, 13 doubles, five singles and a solitary 24 lb carp.

Glyn said: ‘It was quite a session but Mallard Lake has been fishing really well recently. The bulk of my catch came during the first 24 hours especially the larger fish.’

For the full story of this and another stunning 68 lb cat, read this week’s Angler’s Mail magazine.