Record smashed at Ringstead

Game angling haven Ringstead Grange Fishery has been in stunning form in recent weeks and venue regular David Hastie topped off a hectic period by landing a lake record 19lb 8oz rainbow.

The Ravensthorpe-based rod decided to use a black and green fritz fly from the caravan bank and latched into the lump midway through the short outing.

Several other large trout have also been taken, with Milton Keynes ace Robin Holt enduring a 30 minute battle before he eventually slipped the net under a pristine 15lb 2oz fish.