Long trip for personal best dace

A dawn raid on a southern river resulted in this personal best dace of 14oz 8dr for Alan Stagg.

The Hampshire-based Gardner Tackle media manager left his house at 4.30am and made the 70-mile trip to the waterway to ensure he could be set-up and ready to fish at first light.

The specimen silverfish fell to a trotted single red maggot fished on 2lb mainline and a 1lb 12oz hooklink.

Alan said: “It was a long trip for a few hours fishing as I left at 11am, but it was well worth the effort.”

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