DAN PESTELL trotted on the Hampshire Avon to catch this stunning 2 lb 8 oz roach.

The 35-year-old pub landlord from Fordingbridge, Hampshire, had a couple of chub to 3 lb 8 oz earlier in the day from another swim, then moved a bit further upriver in the afternoon.

He lost another good roach before landing the big redfin.

Sadly the trout moved in afterwards and wrecked the swim.

Dan used 3 lb main line to a 2 lb bottom with a size 20 Drennan wide gape match hook presented under a Drennan wire-stemmed Avon float.

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