DANNY BROADBENT was a ‘gibbering wreck’ when he weighed this superb 3 lb 4 oz roach during a trip to the River Thames in Oxford.

The 36-year-old electrician, from Abingdon, feedered triple maggot on a size 14 hook and thought he’d hooked a bream at first.

Roach expert professor Mark Everard couldn’t formally identify the redfin from the quality of the photos, but his gut feeling was that this was a true roach.

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