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15lb barbel from Bedfordshire river

This 15lb barbel was caught by Thomas Finney during a session on a Bedfordshire river.The catch came just a few days after the South African-born 23-year-old had landed a new personal best chub of 6lb 15oz from the same stretch.Adopting a roving approach, Thomas positioned a lump of luncheon meat in the margins and following a powerful fight he beat ...

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  • 04 April 2014

17lb barbel is biggest for the season from River Trent

The biggest barbel to be caught from the River Trent this season has been banked in the form of a huge 17lb specimen.The impressive fish was landed on the final week of the campaign by venue regular Lee Bennett who was targeting a day-ticket stretch of the waterway at Clifton Bridge in Nottinghamshire. The 35-year-old from Bedworth, whose previous best ...

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  • 03 April 2014

Stalking pays off with 13lb 6oz barbel at end of season

A roving approach produced this 13lb 6oz Warwickshire Avon barbel for Walsall angler Ryan Smith. The fish is a new personal best for the 35-year-old and was caught using a legered hair-rigged meat hookbait cast over a gravel run on a Barford Angling Association controlled stretch of the waterway. Ryan, whose tackle consisted of 15lb mainline, 12lb mono hooklink tied ...

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  • 01 April 2014

Dean Macey banks a personal best barbel as UK rivers hit top form

BARBEL anglers across the country have taken advantage of the improving conditions this week and the results have been staggering on a number of popular venues.The most remarkable catch went to Jim Ufton who slipped the net under this 17lb 3oz fish – the biggest landed anywhere in the country this year.Incredibly, it is the Burton-upon-Trent angler’s third 17lb plus ...

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  • 03 March 2014

Roving session produces 14lb 7oz barbel

This 14lb 7oz barbel was landed by Thomas Finney during a session on a Bedfordshire river.The 22-year-old South African, overcame a bout of flu and headed to a flooded stretch of the waterway for an evening session where he adopted a roving approach and fooled the specimen with a legered meat setup.“I fished a couple of swims for about 45 ...

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  • 20 February 2014

14lb River Trent barbel is new personal best

An epic battle with a huge barbel ended with Graham Tasker netting this personal best 14lb specimen from the River Trent.The Fishing in the Northwest-backed angler visited Collingham Weir on the Nottinghamshire waterway and found most of the pegs were submerged in the flooded conditions.Determined to make the most of his session he set up on the footpath and legered ...

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  • 18 February 2014

PB chub and barbel from in-form river

With many of the UK’s waterways rendered virtually unfishable by floods, one that has still been providing anglers with excellent sport was the River Loddon.Going to the effort of creating his own swim on the venue provided Ken Hellewell with a 7lb 14oz chub, just an hour into fishing it.The Farnborough-based rod told Angling Times that he had walked past ...

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  • 13 February 2014

Only bite produces 16lb 4oz barbel

Top barbel angler Dave Chambers paid his own tribute to the late Fred Crouch by banking this 16lb 4oz monster from a Southern river.It was his only bite of a late afternoon session in which he relied on a large piece of bacon grill and no feed to capture his second biggest whisker ever, which is just 4oz short of ...

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  • 06 February 2014

30lb barbel brace from River Great Ouse

A short session on the Great Ouse produced two new barbel personal bests for Garry Teer who banked a brace of specimens for a combined weight of almost 30lb.The Northamptonshire rod baited up two spots just before dark with a generous helping of hemp, micro pellets and brown crumb flavoured with scopex liquid.A homemade boilie wrapped in matching paste was ...

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  • 04 February 2014

11lb 3oz barbel in the floods

There weren’t many who braved fishing the Hampshire Avon during the recent floods – but one man who did was Jeff Edisbury who was rewarded with this 11lb 3oz barbel.The Brighton-based angler made the journey to The Royalty Fishery stretch of the venue and found the water had broken its banks. Undeterred by the setback, he decided to roll meat ...

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  • 31 January 2014

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