REIGNING Fox Specimen Cup holder Phil Moreton has struck not gold but silver with a stunning haul of specimen dace topped by a 1 lb giant.

Dace, also known as silver darts, peak at the back end of the river season so his fish will pack the ounces on between now and then to potentially threaten the 1 lb 5 oz 2 dr British record.

The big ‘un came in a catch of three others over 14 oz in a mixed haul on a free stretch of Hampshire’s River Itchen.

For the full stunning picture and to find out Phil’s dedicated tactics, read this week’s Angler’s Mail magazine – with a FREE BAIT BOWL!