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FLOATFISHED mag­gots have been re­spon­si­ble for the cap­ture of Bri­tain’s big­gest ever rain­bow trout which tipped the scales at an in­cred­i­ble 34lb 12oz.

The fish, that will set a new Bri­tish record, if it’s ac­cepted by the Bri­tish Record Fish Com­mit­tee (BRFC), was caught by Michael Mitchell, from Coat­bridge, when he fished Scot­land’s Loch Earn.

It mea­sured some 38ins in length with a girth of more than 26ins and was beaten with the help of 10lb line and a size 14 hook.

Two land­ing nets were bro­ken

in an at­tempt to bring the huge fish on to the boat.

The spec­i­men took the bait that was pre­sented be­neath a bub­ble float at the western end of Ard­ve­ich Bay.

Michael Mitchell and the 34-pounder.

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