Big boilies were also the successful hookbait for Stuart Taylor’s capture of another 16lb 12oz barbel, this time from the middle reaches of the River Trent.
The remarkable recent run of huge barbel catches shows no signs of stopping as specimen anglers continue to capitalise on one of the best autumns ever for the species. Robin Cave upped his personal best by almost 4lb when he landed a 16lb 12oz cracker on his only bite of… Read more
A trip to the APG Fisheries stretch of the River Trent at Gunthorpe paid off in spades for George Gorst when he slipped the net under the 17lb 2oz monster. The Manchester-based angler usually spends three-four sessions a year fishing Gunthorpe for barbel but struck gold on his first visit… Read more
A colossal 19lb 11oz barbel has topped another fantastic week for the species which saw dozens of specimens banked from multiple rivers across the country. The record-threatening fish fell to Essex-based angler Paul Faint which took a liking to a pair of hair-rigged 10mm pellets fished on an undisclosed stretch… Read more
Bracknell-based angler Mike Taylor landed this 16lb 7oz beauty during a trip to the River Trent. It was a moment of pure elation for Mick who smashed his barbel personal best twice during his 300 mile-round trip to fish two nights on the River Trent at Gunthorpe. He told Angling… Read more
A change in target species paid off handsomely for Brett Longthorne when on a recent session he landed this monster personal best bream of 15lb 6oz. Brett was fishing a large North West Stillwater for carp when after seeing bream fizzing and rolling he decided to change his approach and… Read more