Colin Hebb’s 2lb 10oz roach

Colin Hebb got the shock of his life when this sublime 2lb 10oz roach devoured his breadflake offering during his latest fishing trip.

The East Yorkshire-based angler targeted his local river and decided to spend the day trotting for a variety of species – but had no idea a big roach was going to be on the cards.

He said: “On my second cast I hooked this beautiful roach which is a new PB, and from a river with a lot of otters in it.

“She put up one hell of a scrap and I thought I had hooked a bream at first.

“I was shocked as I thought all the big roach had gone from this waterway.”