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Whilst on their holidays a Wiltshire couple caught what experts say is one of the biggest fish ever landed in North America.

Michael and Margaret Snell from Salisbury were on a fishing holiday on the Fraser River in British Columbia in Canada when they reeled in the 12ft 4in white sturgeon.

Mr Snell said he spent an hour trying to land the fish, and was exhausted when he and the fishing trip guide eventually hauled it onto the river bank.

Dean Werk, the couples guide on the fishing trip, said the Fraser River was known for big fish, but one of this size had never been landed before.

The fish which was around 140 years old was returned to the water after it was tagged, weighed and measured.

You will not encounter any white sturgeon on your Canal Boat Holiday but you will be able to fish for a variety of other species.

The canals are easily accessible and free to explore and they are the ideal destination for fishermen.

What better way to spend the day than stepping off your Canal Boat straight onto the canal bank to fish.

You will not need to carry your equipment along the tow path or travel any great distance just moor up and away you go.

You will need a rod licence and these can be purchased from any local Post Office or from the environment agency.

Look out for the signs as sometimes fishing is prohibited as the rights are owner by local fishing clubs.

The close season on British rivers is between 15th March and 15th June but you can fish on canals at any time.

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