Big fish hit the back of footballer's net

West Ham footballer Matt Taylor indulged his passion for fishing last week, banking fish to 58lb.
The former Portsmouth and Bolton player travelled to Fishabil in France for a three-day session and caught mirrors to 32lb, grass carp to 48lb and catfish to 58lb.
The 31-year-old has now rejoined his team-mates for pre-season training in Ireland but told West Ham’s official website: “I really enjoy my fishing and I was lucky enough to manage to get a trip to France. I really enjoyed it and I think it is something I’ll be making into an annual holiday.
 “We got some nice fish as well, which was good, but it was nice just to get away with some friends. It was a social road trip as much as a fishing trip so it was really good and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
“I’ve always fished at home but I’d never been to France. I got the opportunity to go this year and I took it and will definitely be doing it again. It’s something I really enjoy and my friends do too. The even better thing is that I try to take my son as often as I can and get him into it.”