matkinsonbagshotBIG bags of quality river roach are a rarity so Matt Atkins was rightly proud of this stunning netful.

The 37-year-old was targeting a backwater of the flooded Hampshire Avon when he caught 35 fish with one of 2 lb 1 oz, four of 1 lb 15 oz, five of 1 lb 14 oz with his smallest fish coming in at a handsome 1 lb 11 oz.

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