PHILIP ALMOND: Thame Record Barbel
WHEN he decided to take part in a ‘village fishing match’, there’s no way Philip Almond could have predicted he’d soon be cradling a new river record barbel!
The Oxfordshire angler was fishing in a knock-up for Cuddesdon Mill Village Anglers when he got the take of his life from a 16lb 7oz specimen. Phil lost a big fish in the first 30 minutes of the match so beefed up his tackle. It proved a masterstroke as he was soon netting the fish of a lifetime.