Hundreds of fish have been rescued from shallow water after floods subsided in Upton upon Severn in Worcestershire.
The Environment Agency and local anglers moved the fish - some weighing over 20 pounds - back to the River Severn.
The Agency's Dave Throup said: "The flood level has dropped quickly and it's stranded a lot of fish. They will stay there because they want to spawn but as the water dries out, they'll die.
"We've had to pull them out with nets and put them back in the river.
These are serious fish, maybe 30 years old, so environmentally it's important to get them back where they came from. They wouldn't have lasted much longer."