Just weeks ago, the predator fishing grapevine was buzzing with news Britain's first 20lbs-plus zander had been caught from the Severn.
Over the weekend, the river has been ravaged by the worst floods in more than 50 years.
Fish stocks are certain to be devastated by storm surges which have seen the river burst its banks from Upton downstream to Tewkesbury.
Aerial pictures showing the Gloucestershire market town almost completely submerged
appeared on the front pages of many of today's newspapers.
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