“I’ve been fishing the same spot on my local River Dearne for the last three seasons and over the last 11 sessions I’ve blanked…
“Me and a mate decided on a three-hour evening trip on this occasion and were just about to leave when my rod screamed off with this giant barbel.
“It tried its hardest to drag me towards a snag but after a mighty 20 minute battle she was safely in the net.
“I was absolutely buzzing with this fish as all the effort and the hours I had put in had finally paid off.
“I also believe it to be a new record for the River Dearne!”
Fell to a sonubaits cheesey garlic pellet fished over dynamite big fish ground bait.