He was fishing with his daughter, Harper, when he banked the fish – the biggest he’s seen since landed his 1lb 5oz record from the River Wear over 20 years ago. The pair enjoyed a superb session, sharing a 38lb of quality fish on float tactics, with Simon tempting the ‘pounder’ on a triple maggot hookbait, fished over groundbait. When he first connected with the fish, Simon thought it was a chub, but couldn’t believe his eyes when he saw the fish up close. In his own words, the fish was ‘pigeon-chested and as fat as butter’.
Well done Simon!