Heavy rains have led to a bumper crop of carp

Carp in hand
After the carp is weighed, it is returned to the water Photo:

The unseasonable weather has dominated the headlines over the past few weeks with many rivers bursting their banks after the wettest summer in 100 years.

But for a group of keen anglers in Dorset - the rising river levels have actually brought them some good fortune.

The floods have allowed hundreds of big fish to escape from private lakes nearby - providing a bumper catch for those along the River Frome. Martin Dowse takes up the story.