Stephane Van Langenberg 17lb 3oz Barbel

Stephane Van Langenberg has broken the venue record at Kings Weir with this impressive 17lb 3oz which is also a new personal best!

He told us “It would seem that Kings Weir Fishery holds a queen! With various anglers packing up on the far bank, I couldn’t help but think that a mini feast was rolling its way down to meet my carpet of groundbait, hemp and pellet. With this in mind I punched out a rod into the flow between my baited spots. The River Lea can throw up a surprise every so often but nothing had prepared me for this 17lb 3oz giant. During the battle I tried to stay poised but that was out of the question as my legs turned to jelly! A big thank you to fishery manager Andy for verifying this catch as a venue record and for braving the cold depths to nurse this possibly 20 year old, scale perfect girl back to a full recovery.