Amazon throws up colourful giant

There can be few more exciting places to fish than the Amazon, especially when the next cast of your lure could bring you a fish as stunning as this three-barred peacock bass.

Weighing 22lb is specimen was landed by Amazon angling expert Steve Townson from a tributary of the Rio Negro river in the heart of the Brazilian jungle.

The impressive fish hit a 7inch Pavon propbait in firetiger colours retrieved hard across the surface.