THE little known River Allen in Dorset just goes to show that small rivers can hold some great fish like this 1 lb dace.

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The big ‘un fell to the rods of 16-year-old Jonathan Old as part of a bumper haul that included roach to 1 lb 8 oz on the tiny Dorset Stour tributary that flows into the main river at Wimborne Minster.

Jonathan, from Wimborne himself, said: “I had fished this river about six other times and have caught lots of big grayling and roach to over a 1 lb.”

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