Lisa Loveridge 17lb 14oz Barbel

The River Loddon has a history of big barbel, and Lisa Loveridge proved just why with this incredible 17lb 14oz Barbel..

She told us “It’s the result of a long campaign in which I gave put in the hours pre-baiting to catch this fish, one I’ve been chasing all season. The first hour and a half was quiet, with no signs of activity, so I reset the rods with double 20mm boilie hookbaits and reset them.

Shortly after, the right-hand rod tore off downstream, and I could instantly feel a very good-sized fish. She put up an incredible fight, but after a few lunges, she was mine. What a way to end the season!”