John Richardson took a huge rainbow of 17lb 2oz on a mayfly.
The poor guy was only just into his afternoon session but was shaken so much at his massive catch that he had to go home early!
It's red colouration and slight hooked jaw gives the indication that this fish has obviously been in the pond for a long time.
It's a great indication that the water is in good condition with lots of natural feed, and some of the fish are wylie enough to survive for a long time, so we're quite chuffed.
Goodness only knows what other monsters lurk in our ponds.
The evening session saw John & Thomas Harlow taking 10 fish on a catch & release they tell me!
They dropped as many as they caught with most of the fish taking on the surface.
My son Jack Bradley also caught and released three fish in half an hour.
It really is great fun fishing to rising fish. Hope to see you soon.