DAN BUTLER caught this lovely 2 lb 13 oz roach at his feet under the shade of an overhanging tree.

Dan caught the giant on his first trip to day ticket Abbey Lake at Lemington Lakes in Gloucestershire.

He was using double red maggot over maggots, casters, hemp and Black Lake mix.

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