14lb 1oz barbel caught in match

A fundraising match to collect cash for a brace of groups dedicated to improving fish stocks ended in style as winner Kevin Dyer banked a 14lb 1oz barbel from the Hants Avon.

The venue regular was taking part in the event to help boost the coffers of The Avon Roach Project and Barbel Society and took home the honours after the big specimen fell for a legered meatball.

Over 70 fishermen got involved in the annual get together, with angling icons such as Chris Yates donating tackle to raffle off in aid of both causes.

By the end of the day they had raised £6,000 to help both outfits push on with various schemes.