He distinguished a locate with a drink and beef cooking afterwards.
Mr Ludbrook was fishing during a Holme Fen Fishery in Colne, Cambs, when a beast from a low went for his special attract brew that enclosed white chocolate and krill.
Mr Ludbrook said: “When it initial took my attract we could tell it was a good fish though we had no thought it would be a distance it was.
“When it initial came out of a H2O we was shocked, stunned, and to be honest, jolt like a leaf.
“My prior best canopy was 35lb – I’d never even seen a fish that distance before.