NOSTALGIA: Top trout!

Ian Lawson with his brown trout.
Ian Lawson with his brown trout.

This photo appeared in the Gazette 20 years ago in July 1994.

It shows young fisherman Ian Lawson, 14, from Longframlington, who was thought to have caught the largest fish in the UK that year.

On holiday in Pickering, North Yorkshire, he caught a brown trout weighing in at 25lb 4oz. He had to call in his father Angus and the lake owner to actually land the massive catch.