Canal catfish wins Grand Union match

The winner of the latest event held on the Grand Union Canal was given the shock of his life when he netted this 16lb 15oz catfish.

GOT Baits and Matchbox ace Nick Darke decided to target the elusive big fish during the Verulam AC match on the Marsworth stretch of the waterway and managed to land a carp and two chub on 4mm pellet before the unexpected bonus fell for the hookbait.

The lump helped Nick place a winning 25lb 3oz on to the scales.