Brace of 2lb-plus stillwater roach caught by Mark Everard

Mark Everard showed that you can still catch in sub-zero temperatures after landing this pristine pair of roach from a lake on the Wiltshire/Gloucestershire border.

The 52-year-old angler targeted the local stillwater, having caught well there in previous cold snaps, fishing a drop-off on the edge of an ice sheet two rodlengths out.

Mark fished bread flake to net 14 roach during the session, presenting his bait on a size 12 Kamasan B520 over liquidised bread.

Incredibly, half of the roach caught were over the 2lb mark, including the 2lb 2oz and 2lb fish pictured.

Unfortunately, Dr Everard had a sudden end to his session thanks to a blizzard hitting shortly after this picture was taken.