2lb 5oz roach from flooded Bristol Avon

A trip at dusk proved fruitful for angling scientist Dr Mark Everard when he landed this 2lb 5oz roach from a flooded Bristol Avon.

Quiver-tipped bread feeder tactics with a breadflake hookbait proved successful for the 55-year-old who backed his biggest redfin of the season up with a smaller specimen shortly afterwards.

“The indifferent river conditions have made it a difficult season this year but I have scraped a few decent fish here and there from my favourite venues,” he said.

Mark used 4lb Maxima mainline attached to a 2lb hooklink and Size 12 Kamasan B520, fine-wire hook.