New match record on the once polluted River Mersey

The match record on the River Mersey has been smashed twice in the same match, the new best being 48lb 9oz.

Bob Clough took the catch of bream and roach from this once heavily polluted waterway using a feeder with chopped worm and caster.

Neil Davies also broke the old record of 26lb 7oz 14dr, instead weighing in 33lb 7oz, but it was only good enough for second on the day.