Aiden Bordiuk 1lb 1oz dace

WINCHESTER-based angler Aidan Bordiuk was left shaking with excitement when he netted this dream 1lb 1oz dace during a trip to a Hampshire chalk stream.

After spotting a shoal of silverfish in clear water Aidan fed his chosen swim for half an hour to gain their confidence and received a strong take on the very first cast.

He said: “Amazingly a pike lunged as I brought it to the surface, so it was a lucky escape for this very special dace.

“Once I got it in and realised its size the feeling was great – it was something I’ve not had for a long time whilst fishing.”

Aiden’s dream dace fell to maggots fished on a size 18 hook, 3lb line and an Avon style float.