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An angler is celebrating after breaking the record for catching the biggest tiddler in Britain for the second year running.<br />
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Craig Birchall, 25, landed a huge stickleback fish weighing in at a 10.6 grams, or almost four ounces, and measuring 2.9 inches in length.<br />
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The specimen broke the British record also set by Craig in 2013, which was for a stickleback weighing 8.8 grams.<br />
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Craig caught the three spined stickleback using a tiny piece of worm as bait and the smallest hook he could get his hands on.<br />
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He had been fishing for about an hour and reeled in hundreds of miniscule fish before his float went under and he pulled up the enormous creature.<br />
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The catch was witnessed by his mum Catherine, who took a photograph of the fish next to his hands for scale before he threw it back into the water alive and well.