Steve Harwood Wins 2018 Thames Festival

This year’s Thames Festival was a sell-out, 78 anglers booked on to fish the three day festival on the River Thames at Abingdon, Culham and Appleford. The match was fished in mainly bright sunny conditions with a clear and barely moving river but the fish fed throughout which provided a very… Read more

Rob Phillip Nets Thames Record Barbel

The fish which sets a new record for the River Thames, is the third biggest recorded barbel in angling history, swinging the scales round to a staggering 20lb 9oz! It was landed by time-served barbel fanatic, Rob Phillips, who was understandably delighted with the capture, claiming “I still can’t believe… Read more

Adam Reed Nets Huge 7lb 15oz Thames Chub

Making the most of mild temperatures also proved fruitful for Adam Reed after he banked this monster 7lb 15oz chub. Adam stated it was his ‘greatest capture to date’ when he feeder-fished mashed bread on an undisclosed stretch of the River Thames. He told Angling Times: “The morning’s fishing was… Read more

Thames Barbel Record Fallen With 19lb 1oz Fish

The River Thames barbel record has been smashed with a 19lb 8oz specimen. Barbel fishing fanatic Dave Broady made angling history and landed what he described as ‘the fish of his life’ when the only bite of a session on the famous waterway produced the fish that beats the current… Read more

Biggest Barbel Of The Season For Craig

This is the biggest barbel of the season topping the scales at 18lb 14oz. It sets a new personal best for Vortex Bait-backed Craig Lander and was caught from a middle section of the River Trent in Nottinghamshire. The 27-year-old from Kirkby-in-Ashfield began his four-hour evening session at 7:30 pm… Read more