Martin Salter wins Hampshire Avon match

Angling Trust official Martin Salter showed he is no slouch on the river bank as he took victory during the latest Avon Roach Project and Barbel Society benefit match on the Hampshire Avon.

The rules dictated the angler taking the biggest fish would be handed the silverware and the former Labour MP took the honours after he netted a 7lb 11oz barbel on the pellet feeder.

Both causes also boosted their coffers thank to the efforts of the competitors, with over £5,000 being raised.