EVERGREEN specimen hunting legend fish ace Tony Miles starts 2011 with a smile after catching this personal best shattering 7 lb 13 oz chevin.

The 66-year-old Coventry angler visited the Great Ouse and legered an 18 mm Pallatrax Multiworm Cocktail boilie in conjunction with a small PVA bag of broken boilie pieces.

His terminal gear consisted of a size 6 Pallatrax hook to ten inches of 12 lb Drennan Brown Dacron, with a flat profile Stonze weight mounted on a link swivel and large bore run ring, so it was free to run up the main line of 12 lb Gamma line.

For the full stunning picture and quotes from the great angler himself, read this week’s Angler’s Mail magazine.