SIMON ELLIS totally obliterated his grayling personal best when he smashed the British record by nearly 4 oz with this 4 lb 8 oz specimen.
The 58-year-old was on a Wessex river with pals, including Angler’s Mail magazine columnist John Bailey, when he connected with the huge fly-caught specimen.
Simon, a sales manager from Wadhurst, Kent, said: “My PB grayling before this was 1 lb 10 oz from the Teme.
“It gave just a small bite and then a solid weight on my 4-weight fly tackle.
“I saw the fish turn as I set the hook and I knew it was big, so that was exciting.
“It sulked initially, and then moved from bank to bank, before coming slowly to the net after five minutes,” added Simon.
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