Vince Cater 1lb 3oz Dace

Vince Cater not only landed himself a new personal best, but also a new river record when he banked this beautiful 1lb 3oz Dace from the Bristol Avon.

He told us: “I had a run of sensational dace up to 15oz before hooking what I thought was a trout on my last trot through. The fish then leapt out the water, and I realised it was an absolute leviathan of a dace. After a nerve-jangling fight I netted the fish, and after looking at it in the mesh I knew it had past the magic 1lb mark. I wasn’t prepared for the dial on the scales keep on going, before landing on 1lb 3oz.”