2lb 11oz roach personal best

To catch a roach over 2lb from a river is the goal of many anglers, so Iain McDonald was celebrating when he netted this 2lb 11oz specimen.

Fishing a River Thames tributary, the Canterbury all-rounder trickled maggots into his swim and then trotted a single maggot hookbait on a size 20 hook downriver.

The specimen sets a new personal best for the species by 1oz, and came from a shallow section of the waterway popular with big-fish anglers.