This huge 17lb 14oz barbel from the Warwickshire Avon has well and truly blown the river record out the water. It was landed by Birmingham angler, Blu Bradley, who found the river slowly running off after recent floods.
The weather was mild, and conditions looked ideal for a barbel or two. Fishing a feeder filled with cheesy garlic groundbait and a large cylindrical piece of meat hair rigged on a size 8 wide gape, he was quickly into fish. First, he landed a 12lb 2oz barbel which he was delighted with, but after a quiet few hours he decided on a move.
Well done Blu!