Darren Clarke 17lb 10oz Barbel

Having smashed his barbel PB with a 16lb 14oz fish recently, Darren Clarke didn’t think his season could get any better until he landed this 17lb 10oz fish on a short session.

He was fishing the Tidal Trent in cold conditions, with the moon shining so bright and high that he barely needed his head torch.The large barbel fell to a single boilie hookbait and, in Darren’s words, had ‘a mouth you could fit an orange in’.Well done Darren!