Change of venue leads to first-ever 2lb roach

Being flooded off of a virtually unfishable Hampshire Avon turned out to be a blessing in disguise for Courtmoor angler Ross Lawson after he caught his first-ever 2lb roach.

Switching to a Hampshire stillwater, the 51-year-old air traffic controller used feeder tactics to present a tiny piece of breadflake on a fine-wire size 16 hook.

He used 0.11mm hooklength to take the 2lb 3oz fish.