“The fishing on the Wolverhampton Canal has been quite difficult of late but during a recent session I caught the roach of a lifetime weighing 2lb 4oz.
“I was fishing a carp rod down the edge with boilies for carp, but while I was waiting for a bite I decided to have a bit of fun with a float and a tub of maggots.
“Five hours had passed and I only had a small perch to show when all of a sudden my float buried and I was into a fish, which at first I thought was a bream.
“My mate Micky was with me by this point and he helped net it, before shouting that it was a massive roach! I posted my catch on Facebook and after just a few days it’s had more than 1,600 likes!”