Trent 'on fire' as 722lb of silverfish banked

The River Trent has enjoyed some of the best matches ever seen on the water – with the stand-out contest producing 722lb of silverfish between 23 anglers.

Held at Laugherton, it saw each man average 33lb – weights that bear comparison with the venue’s glory years of the 1970s and 80s.

But that wasn’t the only Trent success story in the opening weeks of the season.

Another match, this time at the famous Collingham stretch, saw the winner net 151lb of barbel.

*For the full story, see tomorrow’s Angling Times, on sale Tuesday 28th June.