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AFTER bagging over FIFTY 2 lb plus in the spring and summer of 2011 Ross Lawson finally cracked the 3 lb mark this year with a 3 lb 1 oz roach.

The 52-year-old air traffic controller was fishing the syndicate venue Sway Lakes, Hampshire.

Ross has been thinking carefully about his float tactics to fool the bigger fish.

Ross, from Courtmoor in the same county, said: ‘I decided I would only take my float rod with me this season because I wanted, more than anything, to catch a 3 lb roach on float gear.’

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