A FLOAT Colin Marshall made half a century ago helped him set a new PB with a 14 lb 12 oz barbel on the middle reaches of the Hampshire Avon.

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Colin, 67, an arbitrator on international construction projects, said: “I laid on with single sweetcorn using a two swan shot float I made over 50 years ago, fished on the outside edge of a deepish slack.

“I had thrown in a few grains of corn now and then plus some walnut size pieces of mashed breadcrumb mixed with hemp and chopped up stilton rind.

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