Trout reservoir Draycote Water has produced a magnificent 12lb 4oz brown trout – the biggest of season from the venue south of Rugby.

The mighty hen fish which has over-wintered several times fell to the rod of Bromsgrove angler John Hoskins, who fished a size 10 Boobie Minkie on a short leader and intermediate line close to the jetty. John, who holds the 12-fish bag limit at the water, had just finished a boat session and then had a few casts from the end of the jetty – the big brown trout took third cast.